Rik Waller

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Rik Waller came to fame on Pop Idol, an audition show for singers. He didn't win the series, but gained enough popularity to release a relatively successful single. He is currently the singer in a soul-style band called 'Rik Waller's Unfinished Business'.

Mentions on the Show

On several occasions, Rik and his infamous weight was the topic one of Stephen Merchant's rants on the Xfm radio shows. Stephen would refer to him as 'Fats' Waller. Ricky has stated that there's no excuse for being fat, and mocked Rik's attempts at regaining his fitness on Celebrity Fit Club.

  • 10 November 2001: Not mentioned by name, Steve is jealous of "the fat bloke off Pop Idol" for having a girlfriend.
  • 01 December 2001: Steve is disgusted by the shape of "Fattie" from Pop Idol and speculates it is a disguise in order to spread a message about prejudice.
  • 16 February 2002: Ricky got his picture taken with "fat man Rik Waller" at the Pop Idol final.
  • 29 November 2003: After seeing a program on parasites, Karl queries if Rik could eat tapeworms to slim himself down.
  • 21 September 2002: Steve goes on a diatribe against Waller and his participation in Celebrity Fat Club. It's noted that Rik Waller weighs 31 stone.
  • 02 November 2002: Ricky discusses Rik Waller entering the Bod-Pod and clocking in at 60% fat. Karl sheds his medical knowledge on the situation.
  • 16 November 2002: After Steve sees Rik Waller jogging, he recommends the image for all young men out there to improve their stamina.
  • 23 November 2002: Ricky talks about Rik Waller's trials and tribulations on Celebrity Fat Club.
  • 30 November 2002: The Bod-Pod comes up in discussion of Ricky's boxing training, so, naturally, does Rik.
  • 17 May 2003: After seeing a show that follows past reality television celebrities, Steve updates the listeners on Rik's recent activities. Rik had been playing in his rock-gospel band that gets lackluster sized audiences. Steve is still amazed at the size of his leather jacket.