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Pete Waterman proud of “one of the acts” from Popstars: The Rivals

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2012

Pete Waterman

Pete Waterman has said he’s proud to have had a hand in the success of Girls Aloud. He was a judge on the TV show that created them, ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, as I’m sure you all remember.

He tells the Daily Star: “It’s amazing how they’ve been worked. Brilliant. From a show that everyone tells me was a piece of garbage, we had number one, number two and number three in the Christmas charts [that year] and one of the acts is still around ten years later. But we didn’t know what we were doing”.

You might think Waterman is being a bit modest at the end there, but as the career of the show’s winning boyband, who he was he was supposed to be managing, clearly shows, he really didn’t know what he was doing.