5ive member Abz Love has quit the Big Reunion 2014 tour line up just days after it was announced.
Last week saw the launch of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour. The acts will be heading to UK arenas again this October for a 13 date tour, this time bringing along the seven boy bands from both series – Five, Blue, 911, (from 2013 series) plus A1, Damage, 3T and the recently formed 5th Story featuring Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana, Kenzie (from 2014 series).
However a statement from 5ive today confirmed speculation that Abz would not be taking part in the arena shows.
"Unfortunately Abz is unable to make The Big Reunion Tour," the group wrote on their official Twitter account. "But don't worry he's not leaving the band!
"Abz is still confirmed for all other 5ive shows coming up! We had to make a decision whether to go forward for the tour as a Three - we didn't want to let the fans down."
Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson will continue to perform on the tour as a three piece.
The final episode of this year's Big Reunion, filmed live to a sold out crowd at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, will be aired on ITV2 this Thursday 27th March.