The JLS star appealed to his 378k followers for help after a picture he posted of his two-year-old son Grayson was subjected to racist comments.
JB Gill has said, 'We met up recently, a few weeks back, and we’ve always said when the time’s right we could do something.'
Strictly Come Dancing star Davood Ghadami has admitted Aston Merrygold’s surprise elimination has made the show’s celebrity contestants realise no-one is safe. The EastEnders actor admitted his shock at seeing the former JLS singer – who was previously a favourite to win the series – sent home on Sunday’s show after he lost the dance-off to Mollie King. EastEnders star Davood Ghadami has admitted Aston Merrgyold’s shock exit has been a “wake up” call.
Craig Revel Horwood has defended his decision to score Aston Merrygold a four out of 10 for his Viennese Waltz on Strictly Come Dancing. Dismissing claims he deliberately underscored Aston and his pro partner Janette Manrara, he told The Sun: “That’s rubbish. The 52-year-old judge gave Aston the score for his performance on the BBC dance competition on Saturday, and when combined with the audience vote, the 29-year-old singer found himself in the dance-off alongside Mollie King, which he lost.
Last week, Aston was apparently left "mortified" when he dropped his partner Janette in rehearsals.
Mollie King, Aston Merrygold and Alexander Burke have embarked on their first week of rehearsals.
It’s hard to believe that it has been eight long years since JLS burst onto the scene via The X Factor, with Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams and JB Gill coming second to Alexandra Burke back in 2008. Although the band have since gone their separate ways career wise, the foursome are still the best of friends and when we caught up with Aston for an exclusive chat about his new solo single, ‘I Ain’t Missing You’, we just had to talk about his thoughts on this year’s controversial X Factor series. When we asked Aston how he would have felt if JLS lost their spot to a novelty act all those years ago, the star admitted that’d he wouldn’t be happy.
When JLS split up back in 2013, the only solace that we had was the fact that Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill, and Oritse Williams all promised us that they’d stay best friends forever. This ongoing bromance is probs just one of the reasons why we all got kind of emotional this morning when we woke up to snapshots of an actual JLS reunion… Although unfortunately, Aston wasn’t actually able to make it. Marvin’s wife, the gorgeous Rochelle, was the first one to share a snapshot of the group weekend away, with a collage of photos from her, Marv, and Alaia’s time spent with JB and Oritse and their families.
Every year it seems as though no matter who is announced as an X Factor judge, they will be slagged off by a load of know-it-alls who claim that they aren’t the right people for the job. Although this time around Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s CV has taken a bashing from X Factor fans because he isn’t an artist or a manager, veteran judge Cheryl Fernandez Versini has seen her qualifications as a mentor take a bashing over the years, with X Factor alumni, Katie Waissel, being the most recent person to come forward to criticize her credentials. Giving his two cents on the whole judging debacle when we caught up with the star following the debut of his long-awaited solo single ‘Get Stupid’, Aston told us: “I think the choices this year have been great.
Explaining to us why his solo music took so ruddy long to reach our eardrums, Aston shares that after being in a band for absolutely yonks, he needed to dedicate the time to work out exactly what he wanted to do, and it can’t just be us who thinks that he reached the right decision, can it?