JLS star JB Gill speaks out following home invasion

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: JB Gill attends the
JB Gill has spoken about the invasion on his family home. (Getty Images)

JLS star JB Gill has spoken about the raid on his family farm admitting his biggest concern was the safety of his children.

The Everybody In Love singer was sprayed in the face by robbers while his wife Chloe Tangney, 33, was threatened with a knife when their home was raided in the middle of the night by four intruders in November 2020.

Gill, 35, told the Mail Online: "We've not spoken about it much in public on purpose. But, we are taking each day as it comes.

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"We just really want to protect our children. Our family is very important to us and it underpins everything that we do."

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: JB Gill attends the
JB Gill and wife Chloe Tangney with their children (Getty Images)

The star of CBeebies' Down On The Farm lives on the Kent farm with his son Ace, seven, and daughter Chiara, three.

A spokesman for Gill told MailOnline shortly after the incident: "JB and his wife had hoped to keep details of the incident private in order to safeguard their young family.

"They are all well and safe having increased home security."

The singer and TV presenter said becoming a farmer after having a career in the music industry had been like going from "one extreme to another", but added that he is now "passionate" about agriculture.

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 25: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Oritsé Williams, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill and Marvin Humes of JLS performs on stage at Motorpoint Arena on October 25, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)
JLS stars Oritsé Williams, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill and Marvin Humes reuinted in 2021. (Getty Images)

However Gill revealed when they bought the country house they had never planned to make it a working farm.

He said: "It was about 2012 when we bought our home. There are about 13 acres of land that came with it. That's small when it comes to farming!

"And whether it's an acre or a hundred acres, you have to maintain it. I didn't have plans to go into farming, but that's what the land had been used for my previous owners.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: (L-R) Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes and JB Gill of JLS sign their new album at HMV Westfield Shopping Centre on December 03, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
JB Gill joined JLS back on the road in 2021 but is now back on his Kent farm. (Getty Images)

"The idea grew in popularity for me. We started with one pig named Ginger. We now have loads of pigs and turkeys. It's a huge passion of mine. I've been blessed for it to happen."

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Gill rose to fame with JLS bandmates Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, and Oritse Williams after appearing on the ITV talent show in 2008.

They went their separate ways in 2013 but reunited for a tour in 2021.

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