George Shelley is a well-known musician, TV presenter and radio broadcaster. He is a founding member of the group Union J, who has now gone on to develop a flourishing broadcast career. Since leaving the group in 2016, George has worked on several high profile broadcasting platforms including E!, Capital Radio and ITV.
“three top ten singles, released two studio albums and headlined their own 18 date UK Tour”
With the band, George and fellow members (Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett and Jaymi Hensley) achieved three top ten singles, released two studio albums and headlined their own 18 date UK Tour. Since leaving the group, George has continued to pursue music and released his debut EP, with single 360, in 2016.
“a massive hit with the public”
George cemented his status as a household name following appearing as a contestant on ITV’s his show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! George was a massive hit with the public and his fellow contestants alike. He made it all the way to the finals, coming a close second to winner, Vicky Patterson.
“hosting roles on the Brit’s Red Carpet Live and the E! Golden Globes coverage”
On leaving the jungle, George co-presented London’s No.1 Breakfast Show on Capital Radio alongside Dave Berry and Lilah Parsons for over a year. In early 2016, George continued to develop his broadcast career, securing hosting roles on the Brit’s Red Carpet Live and the E! Golden Globes coverage, in addition to guest appearances in both Murder in Successville for BBC3 and Benidorm for ITV.
In 2017, George returned to the X Factor, this time as a co-host for the two day live final event on ITV one. George also appeared as part of the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here team on Release the Hounds where the team raised £9,000 for this charity.
2018 saw the release of George’s debut documentary George Shelley: Learning To Grieve. Initially produced for BBCThree, the reaction and support shown by viewers meant the documentary went on to have a BBC One airing, and became the highest rated documentary on the BBCiPlayer the week of its release.
George continues to support mental health charities Mind and Young Minds.