Duncan James, one-fourth of the British boy band Blue, grew rich as the group released hit after hit between 2000 and 2005. Sadly the champagne has stopped flowing. It has been revealed that James filed for bankruptcy in a London High Court earlier this month using his real name Duncan Inglis.
The news comes on the eve of the band’s UK tour, which is meant to reinvigorate interest at home—and bring in some much-needed revenue. A dolla makes them holla, y’all.
It’s not been a good year for Duncan. Earlier this year a vile Twitter troll made shocking threats against his mother. And in May Blueworld, the band’s company which runs their fan club and web site, went into administration. “Blue have been open about their recent financial struggles and are restructuring their business model,” a spokesman for the band said at the time.
Duncan is not the only member of Blue gripped with financial difficulties. In March Anthonty Costa admitted that he is now living on a £45 per week arrangement to avoid bankruptcy. He takes complete responsibility for the situation. Speaking to the Daily Mail, he admitted that it was the result of a “champagne lifestyle on lemonade money”.
We wish Duncan and Anthony all the best as they move toward financial freedom. In support of them, let’s all enjoy a reprise of their Eurovision 2011 number “I Can”. Then enjoy these underwear shots that Blue posed for ahead of the contest. There’s a money-making opportunity…