Union J Release Joint Statement Following Reports George Shelley Has Been ‘Kicked Out’ Of The Band
It might not even be lunchtime, but it’s safe to say that today has already been a bit of a whirlwind in Camp Union J.
While we haven’t heard much from the lads recently, things properly kicked off thanks to their latest interview – where they essentially revealed that they’d ‘axed George Shelley from the band’.
Yep, it seems that George’s time in the I’m A Celeb jungle has left him in a different place than his bandmates, and Josh, Jaymi and JJ are ready to move on without him.
Talking to The Sun, Josh explained: “I wrote a really strong email. We basically gave him an ultimatum. It was, ‘You’re either in the band or you’re not’.
“George was in a position where he did the jungle, he came off it and his head space was different to ours.
“Using a sporting analogy, he wanted to turn up to the big matches but not turn up to training.”
Then, after some back-tracking tweets and a statement from George’s reps that slammed the other three as ‘jealous’, all four lads have released a joint statement.
They posted: “In 2012 we started something that has been the centre of our lives ever since, a band and project that is now family to us - Union J.
“Through two incredible albums, successful tours and a lot of fun along the way, the four of us have all enjoyed this incredible journey. But with time, comes change and a difference in aspirations.
“So, as we prepare to go back into the studio to work on new material, George will not be continuing on this journey with us. George will now be following his own path and career no longer as part of Union J.
“This is a mutual decision between the four of us, and we will always remain close. In time we will announce our new plans for 2016 and likewise we will be following George's career and wish him all the best in his endeavours. Jaymi, JJ, Josh & George”.
Well, this is all just a little emotional.
WE HAVE A BOYBAND SHORTAGE ON OUR HANDS, PEOPLE.
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