JLS star Merrygold back to his talent show roots
JLS star Aston Merrygold is taking on a new role as a judge in the talent show Got To Dance.
The singer, who shot to fame when the boy band were runners-up in the 2008 X Factor, will replace Adam Garcia on the Sky1 HD show.
Speaking of his new venture yesterday, he said: “I have always been a fan of Got To Dance and I’m absolutely buzzing to be part of the best dance show on TV.”
He said his previous experience on talent shows will help him understand exactly what the contestants go through as they are put through their paces in their bid for fame.
Merrygold will join returning judges Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo on the show, which returns next January.
Garcia, who is leaving to take a role in West End production Kiss Me Kate, said: “I have absolutely loved my time on Got To Dance, it truly has been the most incredible experience. It has shown me the wealth of talent the UK has to offer and the crew on the show have become a second family.
“However, I feel now is the time to pass the baton on to someone new. I want to wish Aston all the best and hope he has as much fun on this show as I did.”
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