Pop star Aston Merrygold has sold over 6 million records in the UK and over 10 million worldwide and is the recipient of Two BRIT Awards and 5 MOBO’s as part of the hugely successful boy band JLS, who rose to fame as runners-up on the X Factor in 2008. A contestant in 2017 on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing with professional Janette Manrara, his shock exit in week 6 by the judges caused public outrage and he was dubbed ‘The People’s Champion’.
Aston continues to release music as a solo artist, his last single ‘Precious’ featured Shy Carter (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw) and Grammy Award-winning beat boxer Rhazel. His debut single ‘Get Stupid’ was an international hit and his EP was released in 2017 along with a sell-out UK tour.
“It was so exciting to join the cast of Rip It Up on the 2018 UK tour. I felt like I had some unfinished business when it came to dance, and it’s been amazing to work with familiar faces. I’ve loved putting my own spin on some classic 60s moments and can’t wait to show that to a West End audience!”