Will Young is so embarrassed about his version of the Beatles' track THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD, he apologised to Sir Paul McCartney when the pair met earlier this year (09).
Young came face to face with the veteran musician in July (09), when he was made a companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - the stage school which MCCartney helped establish in 1996.
But the Leave Right Now hitmaker was left red-faced when they discussed his 2002 duet with fellow Pop Idol contestant Gareth Gates, as he thinks the rendition of the song was dreadful.
Young says, "I met him (MCCartney) recently and he was lovely. And all I could think about was me singing his song The Long and Winding Road. I was like, 'I'm so sorry. I f**king murdered that song.'"