From: JJ – Newmarket, George – Bristol, Josh – Ascot, Jaymi – Luton
Union J are Jamie Hamblett (JJ) 24, George Shelley 19, Josh Cuthbert 20, Jaymi Hensley 22.
Jaymi, Josh and JJ auditioned for The X Factor as a three piece called Triple J and got through to Bootcamp. After Rough Copy left the show Louis asked them to come back to the competition for Judges Houses and he added 19 year-old George Shelley to the group. They then became Union J.
Jaymi is a part time singing and dancing teacher, Josh works in IT Sales, JJ works with horses and George works part-time in a coffee shop. JJ was a jockey from the age of 15 – following in his dad and brother’s footsteps and Josh starred in the West End musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when he was 14. His nan Jean spent over £800 on tickets to see him in the show – she went every week! George plays the guitar – he taught himself to play with help from his granddad when he got his first guitar at the age of 13.
Triple J were together for eight months before they auditioned for the show and they got on really well with George at Bootcamp so they are pleased he has joined the group: “We’re so happy to be a four piece. The group feels so right together, it feels like we’ve been together for years!”