George Shelley

Name: George Shelley

DOB: 27 July 1993

Birth Place: Bristol, United Kingdom

Claim to fame: Member of X Factor 2012 boyband Union J

By heatworld heatworld on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 19:50

Star Facts

  • George plays the guitar, and he taught himself with help from his granddad when he was just 13-years-old
  • He looks a lot like that other boyband hottie Harry Styles
  • He's been linked to X Factor star Ella Henderson, but they both claim they're just friends


George Shelley is a member of four-piece boyband Union J, along with his new buddies Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett and Josh Cuthbert.

But it hasn't always been like that - George auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist, but after Group mentor Louis Walsh did a little meddling, he joined the Triple J boys at Judges' Houses, despite them not actually made it through Bootcamp.

Confused? Us too... Basically, fellow contestants Rough Copy were unable to participate in the next stages of the competition, so Union J as they're now known - complete with George - were given a second chance.

Their mentor Louis Walsh decided that they were one of his final three and sent them through to the live shows.

And the rest, as they say, is history...

Before becoming a big X Factor star, George was working in a coffee shop.