“ Popstars ”
Confusion over OTV 'split'
Band member Anton Gordon, 19, told Radio 1's Newsbeat that they would carry on if lead singer Daniel Pearce decided to leave the group.
"We're not splitting up, we're not splitting up at all," he said. "I don't think Daniel's happy. I think he's leaving the band maybe, but we're not splitting up."
"He just has his own personal reasons really. And fair play to him - he's a talented guy and I wish him all the best. We're all still close friends... I wish him all the best."
The all-male group was formed a little over six months ago as part of ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, a show which also spawned girl group Girls Aloud. Whilst the girls went on to produce two top two singles, including the coveted Christmas number one position, the boys have endured a tough time in the press and from the public. Their second single, 'Shakespeare's Way With Words', recently debuted at number ten.