'Pop Idol' graduates Gareth Gates and Will Young are to team up for a single.

The duo will record Beatles' classic 'The Long and Winding Road'.

It is understood that the singers were keen to record either 'Try a Little Tenderness' or 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' but both records were deemed too soft.

The single is set for release next year, but because Will and Gareth are so busy, their parts for the promo video will be recorded separately and then edited together.