Just when he was becoming everyone’s favorite white boy, Gareth Cliff done messed it up again. The Idols judge is revealing some not so appreciated truth that got social media buzzing about his relationship with Mara Louw befroe she got fired from Idols as a judge back in 2010. Did Gareth Cliff Admit To Spiking Marah Louw’s Drink On Idols Set?
In his new book Cliffhanger, Cliff tells his side of the story about the night leading to Mara Louw being fired from Idols. “It’s not common practice to have a drink on set, but that evening one of the crew brought a bottle of vodka for a pre-show celebratory drink. I passed Marah her drink and all was well until halfway through the show when she became a touch emotional, or maybe delirious. Needless to say, the press had a field day and I was the one Marah threw under the bus during a radio interview the next day,” he writes.
Cliff says he doesn’t hate Marah. “That night I drove her home, made sure she got into her house safely and then went back to collect my car and drove home. Nobody tells that story. I loved her, she was like our mama on the show and she’d tell the most hysterical stories and she was great and then she spun out that one night and now it’s everybody else’s fault. I had no beef with her up to the very end, I was one of the people who still called her after the show ended.”