They are no strangers to the limelight, so it was lovely to see our favourite Blue singers Duncan James and Simon Webbe wish our HELLO! readers a very special Happy Christmas. In a pre-recorded video for HELLO! Online's advent calendar, the singers got together to sing this festive classic, Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody - watch below!
Duncan, 39, also took the time to share his most memorable Christmas experience as he revealed why the holidays are all about one thing - family. "Christmas day with my grandparents, opening presents just after church around the tress," he confessed. "That time of my life was really memorable and I wish I could go back there again just to revisit that. It was the time of my life, I was just so happy, carefree, no responsibilities because it was wonderful."
In October, Duncan talked to HELLO! alongside his other bandmates Simon, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa. The pop-star-turned-actor, who now plays Ryan Knight in Hollyoaks, spoke candidly about his decision to come out as gay, admitting he struggled with his sexuality at first. "I didn't talk to the boys about it because I didn't want them to look at me differently," he said. "But coming out is the best thing I ever did because I'm so happy now. I can be myself and I'm comfortable in my skin." The Blue boys were one of the most successful groups of the boyband era, when they racked up a staggering 16 million record sales, three UK No.1 platinum-selling albums and two Brit awards.
Check out our Christmas countdown tomorrow to see which next exciting star we are unveiling!