The singer confirmed that he 'isn't a fan' of the pair's cover of the Beatles song 'The Long And Winding Road' and plans to leave it off his singles collection.
"I've never really had a single that's completely bombed, but there are ones I prefer more than others," he told DS.
"I'm not an enormous fan of singing 'The Long And Winding Road' so I don't think I'll put that one on."
The star went on to congratulate Gates on securing the lead role in Joseph And The Technicolour Dream Coat.
"When I was at drama school I would have dreamed about doing that. You get really good money too, so he's probably on more money than me!
"I speak to him sporadically and he's a happily married man now. He's doing better than me – I'm single and 30, what a loser!"
Will Young releases his new single 'Let It Go' on March 2.
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