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‘POP IDOL’ loser DARIUS DANESH has become the third contestant from the show to top the UK single chart, going straight in at one today with ‘COLOURBLIND’.

Darius, who sprang to public notice first for his rendition of Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’ on the ‘Popstars’ television programme, unseats another ‘Pop Idol’ graduate Gareth Gates, who slips to Number Two with his second single ‘Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)’ . Darius shifted just shy of 112,000 copies this week, more than twice Gates’ tally of 42, 292.

The second highest new entry this week comes from Will Smith at three with ‘Black Suits Comin’’, the theme to ‘Men II Black’. P Diddy feat. Usher & Loon slips in at Four with ‘I Need a Girl’ while Britney Spears scores disappointingly at Seven with ‘Boys’ from the soundtrack to the new Austin Powers film ‘Goldmember’.