Pop Idol and West End star dies

Broadcaster Nicki Chapman, who was also a judge on the show, tweeted that Campbell Danesh was “a true gent with a kind soul” adding her thoughts were with his family. Gareth Gates, who finished second to Will Young on Pop Idol, described Campbell Danesh as a “big brother” who “took me under his wing” during their time together on the show. Campbell Danesh was born in Glasgow in 1980 to a Scottish mother and father, and read English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.