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JLS' Merrygold signs solo deal

Aston Merrygold has landed a solo record deal.

The former JLS star announced the news online, sharing a photo on Instagram of himself signing his deal with Warner Bros Records.

He wrote that he is thrilled to be going it alone, having dreamed of solo success since he was young.

Aston said: "Someone once told me enjoy every minute of it... I've known this day was coming for over a week and been fine, driven, motivated... READY to just get working asap!

"But I've not actually sat back n enjoyed the thought of being signed to a record label on my own. I was lucky enough to be a part of what I think is one of the best boy bands this country has ever produced! The best fans, the best team, the best band mates/brothers hands down! But I've had a dream since I was young watching my idols do their thing, their way and how they wanted and I can't believe I get a shot at that."

"Everything outside and around me has changed but I'm still the same guy ready to give my new management team Craig, Vikki and all the guys at LOGAN MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, my new record label Miles, joe, Phil and all the WARNER BROS MUSIC team, the WHOLE A TEAM, my family, friends, lovers, haters and most important you lot who have had my back from day dot starting in this industry... I'm going to give you ALL I got!"

He finished the post by saying: " I feel so blessed to be in this position and I'm not going to waste it!!!!!! Get ready it's going to be a bumpy, but fun as hell ride! Ax."

It has also been a good week for Aston's former bandmate JB Gill, who has announced that he has become a dad for the first time, after his wife Chloe gave birth to a baby boy on September 19.

He tweeted: "A little nose, lots of hair and looking like his mummy @ChloeSGill our baby boy was born 19/09/14 weighing 6lb15 #supermummy #prouddaddy x."

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