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Aston Merrygold

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: February 13, 1988 (26)

Aston Merrygold was catapulted to stardom in early 2008 when his band JLS auditioned for the fifth series of UK talent competition The X Factor. The four-piece group sailed through the various stages of the competition and under Louis Walsh's guidance ultimately finished as runners-up. Despite not winning the competition, the band later took four of their first five singles to No.1 and in three short years have won 11 music awards, including two BRITs. Merrygold's popularity with the public has also seen him nominated for the title of BBC Switch 'Prom King' and Virgin Media's 'Sexiest Male'.
Applications for the fifth series of the Sky1 competition are also open. Aston Merrygold leaves Got to Dance Digital Spy presents a bonus clip from the group's upcoming DVD. JLS Aston says goodbye to fans - video JLS's Aston describes his bandmate as "like The Incredible Hulk in the bedroom". New Marvin, Rochelle sex mishap revealed Aaron Paul, Helen Flanagan, Danny Dyer attend charity event in London. Aaron Paul, Danny Dyer at charity event Boyband will appear on Channel 4 show to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Blue to star on Million Pound Drop Live Greg James and Hilary Devey will also take part for charity. JLS for celebrity 'Million Pound Drop' The singer wants to audition for film and TV roles in Hollywood. JLS Aston Merrygold: 'I may move to LA' The singer says that he and Chris Brown were just in the same place. JLS Aston denies Chris Brown rumours Aston Merrygold reportedly wants Brown's input on his debut solo album. JLS star for Chris Brown collaboration? The group play their first gig since announcing their split and promise more to come. JLS: 'This is not the end' Niall Horan, Laura Whitmore and JLS in today's celebrity pictures. Celeb Pictures: Horan, Whitmore, more When singer told his mum he had an announcement, she replied: "Who is pregnant?" JLS star: 'Mum thought I got girl pregnant' The former X Factor group have announced they will split at the end of the year. JLS odds-on to reunite within five years TOWIE star admits his "eyes watered a bit" over the boyband's demise. Mark Wright: 'I cried over JLS split' Five years of the X Factor finalists in pictures. JLS announce split: Career in pictures X Factor boyband to bow out with final tour after five years together. JLS to split after farewell tour Friends of the singer reportedly give her several prams at her recent baby shower. Rochelle Humes 'owns five baby prams' The singer receives advice on how to use his ten acres of farmland. JLS's JB to appear on 'Countryfile' The pregnant Saturdays singer attends a celebration at a golf club in Oxfordshire. Rochelle Humes enjoys baby shower Got to Dance judge gets 'marmalised' to promote Alton Towers's new roller coaster. JLS Aston sports creepy grin for ride The 19-year-old dancer is crowned this year's winner of the Sky1 show. Lukas McFarlane wins 'Got to Dance' 2013 The acts will perform in the March 17 grand final at London's Olympia. Antics, Godson reach Got to Dance final The clip has been lifted from Barlow's new live DVD. Gary Barlow, JLS perform Take That hit The two acts progress to the March 17 grand final. Rory, IMD reach 'Got to Dance' final Keith Lemon, Louis Smith and Paloma Faith will also appear during the show. Graham Norton Comic Relief show detailed Tom Hughes-Lloyd and Lukas McFarlane win the public vote on the Sky1 dance show. 'Got to Dance': Lukas and Tom in final Aston Merrygold, Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo name the semi-finalists. 'Got to Dance' final 30 acts revealed Band tell Digital Spy they are currently writing tracks for fifth studio set. JLS: 'We're writing new album already' The boyband star talks to DS about his first year on the Sky1 talent show. JLS Aston: Got to Dance has inspired me The Sky1 talent show introduces incredible new camera techniques. 'Got to Dance' incredible filming: Watch Fans get the chance to chat exclusively to the band. JLS celebrate launch of BBM Voice We talk to the Pussycat Doll about the latest series of Got to Dance. Kimberly Wyatt: 'I'd date a bad dancer' Gill's bandmates will give him the unusual gift on Sky1 Christmas special. JLS buy JB Gill sheep as Christmas gift JLS talk to Digital Spy about presents, parties and more. JLS tease Christmas extravaganza Fearne Cotton and Aston from JLS get special festive treats from Keith Lemon. Celebrity Juice on Text Santa - pictures Boyband tell Digital Spy that X Factor show boss is best judge in the business. JLS: Cowell must come back to 'X Factor' The band say that people are voting for the controversial pair. JLS slam 'X Factor' witch hunt JLS star considering new venture as his tattooist shows off sleeve design. JLS's Aston wants tattoo studio chain? JB wins the battle to be Michael Jackson as the rest of the boys zombie up. JLS recreate Michael Jackson 'Thriller' The bear is up for auction along with teddies from other stars. Kylie Minogue voices teddy bear