Aston Merrygold
Singer with boy band JLS
Aston Merrygold
Aston Merrygold is a British singer with boy band JLS who were the runners-up to Alexandra Burke on the fifth series of The X Factor in the United Kingdom in 2008. He is currently serving as a judge on the British dance talent show Got to Dance.
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Health: Stars give their top tips for a relaxing holiday
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Celebrities reveal their favourite destinations to Gabrielle Fagan. They’re what we all look forward to – and the stars are no different. They’ve spoken about their top holiday choices and how a break helps them to wind down, relax and boost their wellbeing. Lisa Snowdon, 41, co-presenter of Capital FM’s Breakfast show, says: “It has to be Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort in Thailand. “You can go there just to chill and holiday, as I do, but there is also a wide selection of programmes to help people with a wide variety of specific problems such as burn-out, diet or stress. “The spa’s amazing and the resort is set in the most beautiful grounds, with exotic sweet-smelling flowers everywhere. “You can be comfortable going there alone or with a partner and I never fail to feel wonderful when I return.” ITV weather presenter Sian Lloyd, 54, says: “Kangaroo Island, south-west of Adelaide, Australia, is the most amazing haven. “It’s a pristine wilderness ...
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Aston Merrygold takes his girlfriend to raunchy strip night for Oritsé Williams birthday
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
His bandmate may have just announced he is about to be a dad but Oritsé Williams was not about to let that make him grow up on his birthday.
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JLS' Aston and Marvin on booze ban
Belfast Telegraph - almost 5 years
JLS stars Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes have revealed they are on a self-imposed booze ban ahead of Soccer Aid 2012.
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DfID - Soccer Aid: UK aid match funding for UNICEF
De Havilland - almost 5 years
Soccer Aid: UK aid match funding for UNICEF 11 May 2012 Today the British Government announced it will match all donations given by the public pound for pound as part of Soccer Aid 2012 to help UNICEF save even more childrens' lives. The announcement was made to coincide with Dan Magness achieveing a new world record - a 10 day challenge between London and Manchester doing 'keepy-uppys' all the way. Launched by Robbie Williams in 2010, 'Keep it Up for Soccer Aid' calls on the UK public to keep something up and get sponsored to do so in the run up to Soccer Aid, ITV1's celebrity football match at Old Trafford on Sunday 27 May, which raises money for UNICEF's lifesaving work for children around the world. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said: "Dan Magness should be congratulated on his achievement, which demonstrates exactly the sort of commitment to UNICEF's work that our matched fundin ...
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New pop band perform at Aston’s old school
The Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
A BAND currently on tour with former Jack Hunt School pupil Aston Merrygold visited his old stomping ground for a live performance this week. New group NVS appeared at the school in Ledbury Road, Netherton, on Thursday. The band performed three songs before doing a 45-minute presentation about anti-social behaviour and drugs. They then hot-footed it to Nottingham for a gig as the opening act for JLS. They are likely to have received a swathe of new fans at Aston’s old school, where curriculum area leader for music Lisa Hardy praised the performance. She said: “It was a really successful event that was well received by the students. “It is such a valuable experience for students to experience live music from bands who are currently breaking into the music industry.” Aston studied at Jack Hunt School as a teenager and he returned to the school for a special performance with JLS in 2008. He also came back to help the school mark its 40th anniversary celebrations in 2009. NVS hav ...
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More Stars Join Soccer Aid 2012
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
More big stars have been named to play at Soccer Aid 2012 for UNICEF. Robbie Williams will be joined by his Take That band mate Mark Owen on 27 May as they attempt to reclaim the Soccer Aid title from the Rest of the World. But they’ll be up against midfield general Roy Keane who adds to an already impressive line up that includes Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy. With four Champions League and 15 Premier League winners medals between them it’s a squad with serious experience. Meanwhile, England will be hoping that Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs can bring a bit of magic to the park and that comedians Paddy McGuiness and John Bishop don’t bring a smile to the faces of the Rest of the World’s fans. After his grueling 295 mile triathlon for Sport Relief John Bishop certainly won’t be short of fitness and Jason Isaacs has already made his intentions clear: “It’s such a privilege to be asked to help UNICEF in any way. My best hope is to take a couple of them out of ...
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Aston Merrygold: Sport Relief - No One Really Likes Hospitals Do They?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I mean they can be fine to look at and the people who work in them are often fantastic, but they are by definition tough places to be. Mutago Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala is a case in point. A network of covered walkways connect the different wards and straight away you get the sense that this is a clean and friendly place which, for the most part, feels like a hospital back home in the UK. Until, that is, you go into the children's ward.
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Aston Merrygold wants to marry?
Belfast Telegraph - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-23657" href="/Aston+Merrygold+1">Aston Merrygold</a> has apparently confessed that he is keen to find a wife.
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Aston Merrygold From JLS Almost Drowns
Gather - Celebs - almost 5 years
In a nail-biting moment, JLS star <a class="fplink fp-23657" href="/Aston+Merrygold+1">Aston Merrygold</a> needed rescuing by lifeguards as he almost drowned earlier this week. How did Aston end up in this situation? The traumatic event happened during a . . .
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JLS' Aston Merrygold Crashes Ferrari After Being Mobbed
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
JLS star <a class="fplink fp-23657" href="/aston+merrygold+1">Aston Merrygold</a> has crashed his £152,000 Ferrari into a recycling bin after being mobbed by screaming fans. Days after celebrating his 24th birthday, the Everybody In Love singer arrived at a recording studio in Bermondsey, south London to find a big crowd of teenagers waiting for him. More...
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Aston Merrygold gets his dream date with ex Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby after wishing for it TWO years ago
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
It was when Aston was turning 22 in 2010 that he first made public he was lusting after Emma, 22, at his birthday party.
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JLS member Aston Merrygold returns from Dubai with injured knee
The Sun - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-23657" href="/aston+merrygold">Aston Merrygold</a> tweets he's in need of an X-ray on damaged knee after Dubai hols
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Aston Merrygold last single JLS member
STV - about 5 years
JLS singer Ortise Williams has found himself a girlfriend, leaving <a class="fplink fp-23657" href="/aston+merrygold">Aston Merrygold</a> as the only single member of the band.
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Aston Merrygold has Peterborough cathedral inked on his arm to remind him of his roots
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
The 23-year-old singer has added to his body art by getting a tattoo of Peterborough cathedral on his right arm.
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Lauren Goodger steps out in some ill-advised black leggings as she continues ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Lauren wasn&#39;t the only star to make an appearance at London&#39;s Aura nightclub last night. JLS stars JB Gill and Aston Merrygold also enjoyed a night out on the town, with Aston showing off his man cleavage in a low-cut purple T-shirt
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JLS's Aston Merrygold: 'I'm nothing without my sexy, constipated look!' - Sugarscape
Google News - over 5 years
Aston Merrygold is a pretty big hit with the gals, and he seems to be making sure he&#39;s enjoying the single life by knowing what he&#39;s got, and working with it. &quot;You have to know your strengths,&quot; Aston told the Daily Star. &quot;Without my back flip and my
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Rih's got your number ... Ellie Goulding - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
And the Londoner was the only artist allowed to watch her act up close - leaving JLS&#39;s Aston Merrygold and Fazer of N-Dubz with long faces. Ellie said: &quot;It was incredible watching Rihanna side of stage. All of the men around me had to cross their legs
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Aston Merrygold is bowled over by Rihanna at V Festival - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
ASTON Merrygold had just one reason to go to V Festival - to perv over Rihanna. The JLS star watched her perform last night and said: &quot;She&#39;s incredible. I got as close to the stage as possible for the best view.&quot; On stage
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JLS' Aston Merrygold is a Cher Lloyd fan - Flecking Records (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The JLS star revealed to Teen Now that he rates Swagger Jagger, and can&#39;t wait for more music from Cher. “Cher is sick, I can&#39;t wait for her stuff – she&#39;s a star, she is sick,” he said. However, not everyone is a Brat. The Wanted&#39;s Tom Parker isn&#39;ta
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aston Merrygold
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 24
    Merrygold dated a contestant in the 2012 series of The Bachelor UK, Renay Louise, in March 2012 however they split up soon after.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Merrygold has previously dated ex-EastEnders star Louisa Lytton up until February 2007.
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  • 2004
    Age 16
    Aston performed in school productions and, after leaving school in 2004, was cast in a new ITV programme, Fun Song Factory in which he played Cookie alongside Children's TV presenter Laura Hamilton.
    More Details Hide Details After meeting Marvin Humes through acting jobs, they were both later recruited to form a boyband, UFO, by an acquaintance of Humes, Oritse Williams. Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill was recruited soon after, and they later changed their name to JLS. In 2008, they auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor, where they went on to become the runners-up, finishing second to Alexandra Burke. They are one of the most successful groups ever to come out of The X Factor, alongside One Direction and 2011 winners Little Mix. The band have released three studio albums (JLS, Outta This World and Jukebox) and have had five number ones to date along with four top ten singles, and one top twenty single. They are currently on their 4th Dimensions Tour, which began in March and will last until September 2012.
  • 2002
    Age 14
    In 2002, he entered Stars in Their Eyes where he appeared as Michael Jackson, singing "Rockin' Robin".
    More Details Hide Details He came in second. He came in second yet again with JLS on The X Factor at age 20.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 0
    Aston was born on 13 February 1988 to a Jamaican father and an Anglo-Irish mother.
    More Details Hide Details He is one of three children, he has one brother and one sister. He was born and raised in Peterborough, where he attended Jack Hunt School. Whilst still attending secondary school, he played football on behalf of England in the European Youth Games. His initial aspiration was to play football professionally. However, after developing a nerve problem in his left foot, he tried singing and acting instead and formed a duet with Lewis butt in 2006 he moved back to Wales. Then he started to act and through acting, he met Marvin Humes. As a result, he received a call from Oritse Williams (an acquaintance of Humes) about joining a boy band.
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