X Factor's Union J reveal all about their new line up

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X Factor's Union J have appeared for the first time with their new member.

The guys, who made the quarter finals of The X Factor in 2012, lost George Shelley earlier this year when he quit the group.

But Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett and Jaymi Hensley haven't called it quits, instead adding another X Factor alumni to their ranks in the form of Stereo Kicks' Casey Johnson.

Chatting on Loose Women, Josh explained how they had auditioned a few potential new members before teaming up with Casey.

"We met a few lads and Casey was the one who stood out for us. He looks the part, he sounds the part, he's a lovely guy," he said.

Meanwhile Jaymi confessed the split with George had left him panicking at first.

"You panic about what your future's going to be. One minute you're in a band with a number one single and then you're a member down," he explained to the Loose Women panel. "This is our life and when you're sat at home for three weeks and you've done nothing, you start to panic. It's sheer panic about what you're going to do.

"You see bands disappear overnight and I was like, 'Oh my god, was I prepared for this?' I wasn't ready for this. We were all a bit anxious about what's next for us. I was very lucky that the time period was short and we found Casey."

However not everyone has been impressed by the appointment.

The Wanted's Nathan Sykes took aim at the new line up when chatting to the Metro newspaper this week.

"If you're going to replace someone try to find someone better. I don't think Union J quite succeeded in doing that," he told the tabloid "If The Wanted were to replace me, if I was them I'd try to find someone better."

Ouch.

Union J are set to start work on their new album together soon.

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