George Shelley is reportedly being lined up for a job as a “social media correspondent” on ITV2’s spinoff show, The Xtra Factor. Network bosses are apparently keen for the former Union J star to sign up and become part of the X Factor team in an attempt to ‘keep the younger viewers’ watching the show following the announcement of an “ageing” judging line up. George would work alongside fellow X Factor star Rylan Clark-Neal and current Xtra Factor co-host Rochelle Humes, according to The Sun.
After dramatically kicking boyfriend-goals George Shelley out of the band this year, Union J have gone and announced a BRAND. Yes, poor old George has been replaced! But who is this relative unknown that’s been given the chance to sip from the golden chalice of boy band stardom? Well if you guessed the last one, you’re not far off – it’s only friggin’ Casey Johnson off of X Factor’s Stereo Kicks!
It’s been a pretty big morning in Union J’s world, with claims that the band have ‘kicked George Shelley out’. Responding to the claims, George’s spokesperson said the remaining band members were ‘jealous’ before they - JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley and Josh Cuthbert - took to social media to DENY that they’d kicked him out and to wish him all the best. Now, after his spokesperson had their say, George has broken his silence on Twitter, saying he was ‘shocked’ to see reports that he’d been kicked out and revealing his solo plans.
After the news emerged that George Shelley had been given the boot from Union J, the 22-year-old singer’s former band mates have stepped up on social media to share their feelings on the situation. In response to Shelley’s spokesperson claiming that his band mates were “jealous” of his success, Jaymi Hensley admitted that it was “a very sad day” but revealed that it had been a mutual decision, as Shelley is reportedly keen to focus on other commitments. In a lengthy Twitter post, which certainly surpassed the 140-character limit, Hensley wrote: “So I wanted to write this as its all getting a bit out of hand!
Sadly, today’s sunny weather isn’t reflected in the world of celebrity, with Union J seemingly revealing that they’ve given I’m A Celebrity runner-up, George Shelley, the boot. George’s spokesperson has since responded to the news, calling the other bandmates - Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett and Josh Cuthbert - ‘jealous’ and insisting his exit was a ‘mutual decision’. The three remaining members, who originally auditioned on The X Factor as Triple J, told The Sun that it was George’s lack of commitment that led to them giving him an ultimatum.
Last week Union J’s George Shelley came out in a heartwarming YouTube video, explaining that he was attracted to both men and women but didn’t want to put a “label” on his sexuality. The star was greeted with a whole load of support, lead by his bandmate Jaymi Hensley, who came out as gay back in 2012 after finding fame on The X Factor. Speaking at National Student Pride, the boybander explained: “I was very lucky, the show and [record label] Syco were very supportive.
Earlier today our hearts nearly burst with pride when George Shelley revealed in an emotional video that he has dated both men and women in the past. Reluctant to put a label on his sexuality, George admitted that he came out because he doesn’t want to be “scared” any more, and that it isn’t a big deal. The Union J star explained: “I just want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it is because I love them, and it shouldn’t be a big deal.
George Shelley has revealed that he’s bisexual in an emotional video released today. "I want to start 2016 with a clean slate, I don’t feel that I should hide anything,” he says in the video uploaded to YouTube.
After meeting in the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here jungle, Ferne McCann and George Shelley have probably already seen eachother at their least clean, and most unkept. Which is probably why they have no qualms about travelling the world together, with George admitting that he and the TOWIE star were planning an adventure.
TOWIE star and I’m A Celebrity campmate Ferne McCann has revealed that she DID date Russell Brand. Despite claiming he had no idea who Ferne was in 2013, the two reportedly enjoyed ‘secret trysts’ after their first rumoured romance link-up back in 2009. The two apparently rekindled things when they met again on The Jonathan Ross Show in May, according to The Mirror.
N'aww, fans of a jungle romance are in luck because it seems as though Union J star, George Shelley, and TOWIE’s Ferne McCann are set to go the distance in a love story so sweet it would probably have fitted in as a Love Actually subplot. After meeting on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last month, George and Ferne shared an unmissable connection, and although nothing too risque happened in the Aussie outback, George has now confirmed that he and Ferne have been seeing a lot of eachother now that they’re back home in England. Admitting that he deffo did fancy the pants off the Essex gal, George revealed: “I do fancy Ferne and there is sexual chemistry.
After spending the last three weeks shunning our social lives to watch a bunch of celebrities battle cockroaches and eat LIVE spiders (how Ferne McCann did that we’ll never know), we finally have a new I’m A Celebrity champion. Before she could be handed the crown, the Geordie Shore lass and her fellow finalists Ferne and George Shelley had to complete one last Bushtucker Trial each. Vicky was tasked with ‘Surf and Turf’, having to travel through tanks filled with snakes, spiders, crabs and eels to grab keys and retrieve four gold stars.
The Union J member was comforted by his campmates, particularly Ferne McCann, Jorgie Porter and Lady Colin Campbell, as he had a down moment in the show. Finding a spot away from the main camp, George told a worried Ferne: “I’m just going to sit here for a bit.
Anyone hoping for Jorgie and George to become a thing, sorry. It seems Hollyoaks babe Jorgie Porter, who has been flirting up a storm with Union J’s George Shelley in the jungle, is taken! Jorgie is said to be smitten with England rugby player Luther Burrell, who plays centre for the Northampton Saints.
Speaking to The Sun, Craig - who met the star on First Dates - claimed: “Jorgie is very good at playing the ditzy blonde, but she is a smart person and is playing a good game in the jungle. "George is not her type at all, but it makes sense for her to get with him because they both have lots of teenage fans.
<p>ICYMI, the official I’m A Celebrity line-up has finally been revealed after months of speculation, along with those annual ‘campmates in beige, red and khaki outfits against a jungle background’ photos.</p><p>Tony Hadley, Chris Eubank, Jorgie Porter and George Shelley are all on the bill, with Spencer Matthews, Vicky Pattison and Ferne McCann thought to be entering the jungle at a later date.</p><p>I’m A Celebrity kicks off again on November 15 (THIS SUNDAY, FOLKS), and it’s safe to say we cannot WAIT.</p>
Union J fans – rejoice! You’ll soon get to delight in seeing none other than angel-faced George Shelley showering under a waterfall in the middle of the Australian rainforest – he’s going into I’m A Celebrity!George may well become the very next Myleene Klass or indeed Kerry Katona after his stint in the jungle, with sources close to the star claiming that he hopes his stint down under may help to revitalise the band’s career.