actor says Pop Idol contestants are “mentally ill”; fan stalks finalist.

actor says Pop Idol contestants are “mentally ill”; fan stalks finalist.
The Office actor Ricky Gervais says that Pop Idol 2 contestants “are very probably bordering on the mentally ill,” he tells Jack magazine. Speaking of mentally ill, a fan of finalist Mark threw herself in front of his car. However, Mark is thrilled with this. He says, “She’s everywhere I go. I suppose it does scare me slightly, but it’s also very flattering. She can spend up to 15 hours waiting for me outside the studios and I do try and talk to her whenever I can to make it all worthwhile. I’m honoured that somebody thinks I’m worth it.” You decide who’s the disturbed one in that relationship.

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