The Pop Idol star 'fesses up to being a bit of a sex god

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Think back to Gareth Gates on Pop Idol in 2002.

Painfully shy, with brown doe eyes and carefully spiked hair, he won us over with his angelic voice and battle to beat his childhood stammer.

He was cute, yes. Adorable? You betcha. But sexy? No way!

Fast-forward 10 years and there’s no doubt that Gareth’s all grown up

The 28-year-old has been married to former dancer Suzanne Mole, 36, for four years and he’s dad to three-year-old Missy.

So how does Gareth rate himself as a lover?

‘[Laughs] I’m thoughtful, I think,’ he tells us. ‘Yeah, I’m very thoughtful.

‘I never miss birthdays or anniversaries or things like that, so yeah I’d say I’m pretty good.

‘I’m a bit like Christian Grey from Fifty Shades Of Grey but I’m sensitive when I need to be and a little bit more raunchy at other times.’

Read the full interview with Gareth Gates and see him flaunt his toned torso in Now dated 27 August 2012 – out now!