JLS won't reunite
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 November 2017
JLS are still very good friends but won't be getting back together
Aston Merrygold has ruled out a reunion for JLS.
The 'Beat Again' hitmakers - who shot to fame when they came second on 'The X Factor' in 2008 - went their separate ways in 2013 and though the 29-year-old star is still friends with J.B. Gill, Marvin Humes and Oritse Williams, he doesn't think they could recapture what they once had.
Asked if they will get back together, he said: "Personally I'm not sure how we would make it like it was.
"Trying to recreate that moment again would be hard.
"We are still a group - we just don't make music together any more."
Aston is expecting his first child with girlfriend Sarah Richards and has been getting parenting tips from his former bandmates as they are all fathers already.
He said: "I spoke to Chloe and J.B. today and Rochelle and Marv last night. I spoke to Oritse last week.
"We speak on the phone more than we get together. These days kids, life and work get in the way.
"Marv has bought me a book called 'Pregnancy For Men'! When we go and see JB and Chloe, we say we'll pop in for a couple of hours - and then we're still sat there talking at the kitchen table at 3am."
The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant admitted it used to be difficult for him and Sarah going out together at the height of his fame in the boy band.
He told Britain's OK! magazine: "When Sarah and I started dating, it was never easy.
"We'd be walking around and people would just grab me then ask Sarah to take a picture."