Following George Shelley’s exit from Union J, the band have each released statements, which you can read below.
“Hey guys! So wanted to write this as its all getting a bit out of hand! George has decided he no longer could continue in Union J because he is pursue individual projects! I wanted it to come from my hand that I am very proud of George, the person he is and everything he has so far and will continue to achieve! He will always be my brother! Of course I am utterly heartbroken that we are no longer a four and I am going to miss him beyond belief, but mutually we agreed that we would like to continue in Union J, which George totally supported, and it wouldn’t be fair for all the band members not to have the same goal at the minute! “I can certainly say this decision has not come from any bad feeling, jealous or anything else of that nature. will always support and be George’s and so happy he is being amazing and slaying what he’s doing! Just a very sad day that has been blown out of proportion”
“I was shocked and bemused to wake up this morning to reports that I had been ‘kicked out’ of Union J. The decision for Union J to continue on without me was entirely mutual between me and the boys, and an official press release detailing the facts was due to be released this morning! I have had an incredible journey with the band, and will always be grateful for the experience, but to imply that my ‘diva behaviour’ and ‘lack of commitment’ led to the end of my journey with Union J is both hurtful and untrue.”
“Hey guys 🙂 As you know we have mutually decided as a four that George will no longer be continuing with Union J. He has decided to explore new career paths and couldn’t put full commitment in to the band at this time. I’ll always love him and see him as a friend, we all shared amazing memories together. I believe we have the best job and fans in the world and can’t wait for what the future has in store!!! Now time to get in the studio and give you some new music <3 Josh xxx
“Firsty I want to wish George the best of luck on the future, and will miss him! Although George decided he no longer wanted to be a part of Union Js journey, as a 3 we feel we are just getting started and owe it all to you guys to continue and want to continue, I promise you of this!! We have got some very EXCITING things coming your way in the next few weeks which I am sure you will be delighted with. Thanks for all your kind support and this is the reason you are the BEST FANS in the world. We love you guys <3 JJ xx