Gareth Gates 'learning' about Big Reunion bandmates

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2014
Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates says he is still "learning" about his 5th Story bandmates Dane Bowers, Kenzie, Kavana and Adam Rickitt, who will all appear on 'Big Reunion' series two

Gareth Gates is still "learning" about his 'Big Reunion' bandmates.

The former 'Pop Idol' star is set to appear on the second series of the hit ITV2 reality show, forming a new boy band - 5th Story - with Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana and former Blazin' Squad star Kenzie, and he says the group are still getting to know each other.

He told BANG Showbiz at the National Television Awards on Wednesday (22.01.14): "We've not really spent that much time together. We're all sort of learning about each other for now."

Gareth, 29, is also competing on the final series of 'Dancing on Ice' on ITV and he admits working on both shows has left him "very tired".

He lamented: "I was asked 'Big Reunion' ages ago and then I was asked to do the last series of 'Dancing on Ice'. It's fun but it's a lot of work."

The 'Anyone of Us' hitmaker is getting used to sharing a stage with other singers as he's so used to being a solo artist.

Gareth added: "I've been a solo artist, so it's hard to be sharing up on stage now, but it's fun. The lads are all fun. We're having a lot of fun on and off stage."

Gareth - who was runner-up to Will Young on the first ever 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - is looking forward to touring with 5th Story and the other 'Big Reunion' bands, including Eternal and A1, and can't wait to perform in big arenas he once headlined.

He said: "So the show airs on February 6th and I think it's on for five or six weeks. Then we go on tour. I think we're playing places like The O2 [in London], Manchester ... all those big stages again."

The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour

More 90s boybands than you can shake a stick at as the ITV2 show goes live with a line up culled from both series including Five, Blue, 911, A1, Damage, 3T and 5th Story (aka Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana and Kenzie).

Gareth Gates

Having recently squeezed his way back into the 'limelight' on reality TV shows Dancing On Ice and The Big Reunion 2 the runner-up of Pop Idol's first series returns to the stage.

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