George Shelley has been ‘kicked out of’ Union J by his fellow band members for failing to commit to the group.
George Shelley who came runner-up in the latest I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has apparently refused to commit to the group, Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett and Jaymi Hensley told The Sun.
Josh, JJ and Jaymi reportedly emailed George about his lack of commitment to the band, and in conclusion he has been removed.
Josh Cuthbert, 23, said: “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.”
Union J are now planning on replacing George with a new fourth member in the next few weeks.
Jaymi Hensley, 26, said: “It’s heartbreaking. I spoke to him the other day and I said, ‘I’m heartbroken over this.’
“He wasn’t putting his full effort in. One member is not bigger than the band.”
A spokesman for George Shelley said: “It was a mutual decision for George to leave Union J so he could focus on his broadcasting and acting career.
“He is an utterly charming and hardworking individual – not a diva in the slightest.
“The fact of the matter is that the other members of Union J are simply jealous he has achieved the start of an exciting new career and they have not.
“George had agreed to be totally magnanimous towards them, but unfortunately this has not been reciprocated.”