JLS answer your questions

Does it feel like you’ve won The X Factor? – Sophie from UK

Marvin: You know what? When we were in the final, that felt like we’d won. The goal for us every week was to get through that week. When we made it to the final, we knew there was nowhere else to go so it felt like we’d won anyway. Obviously Alexandra won and she’s a fantastic artist, she’s going to do incredibly well and we’ve had a fantastic start too. Regardless of who won, it’s looking like we’re both going to have the careers we wanted in the music industry. We came second but it’s put us on the map. It’s all good.

Who spends longest in front of the mirror? Emma from Sheffield

Aston, JB, Marvin: Oritsé!

Oritsé – I knew you guys were going to say that but you know what? I’ll take it. I like to take care of myself and I like what I wear to reflect my character, so yeah, I take the longest, fair enough. It’s not a bad thing.

What’s the strangest rumour you’ve heard about yourselves? Ash from Essex

Marvin: There are too many...

Aston: The best one is we spend a lot of money in clubs. My recollection is since we’ve been so lucky since we left The X Factor, every time we go out to a club, they give us complimentary drinks and set us up with a nice table, they let our friends in... There was one night, we got sent a couple of bottles of champagne and a bottle of vodka, and it was reported as “JLS spend six grand on drinks”. I mean, come on! We all come from backgrounds where if we wanted to have a drink, we’d go over the road to the Co-Op and get 24 bottles of beer and a bottle of vodka there because it won’t cost you more than £30. Spending six grand on ridiculous stuff like that?! We all know where we came from and we’re never going to forget that and become the sort of people who’d spend six grand on a round. If it’s for a really big celebration, my mum and dad’s anniversary, a birthday, something it’s worth having a party for, then we might spend it on an evening. But six grand on “let’s go out for a quick drink”?! I don’t think so.

If you weren’t in the music industry, what jobs would you most like to do? - Chelsea from Manchester

Marvin: I’d like to have been a lawyer.

Oritsé: Not working in the music industry? That’s a hard question for me...

JB: I’d have been a businessman.

Aston: You are a businessman!

JB: Yeah, but in the music business. I’d have been something in normal business.

Aston: I’d have been a... um...

Oritsé: Chimney sweeper. Because you’re wearing that hat.

Aston: I’d probably be acting or, if I didn’t get injured, I’d be a footballer or an athlete, something like that.

JB: I forgot about that. Yeah, I’d have been an athlete.

Oritsé: I’d be...

Aston: An actor?

Oritsé: Yeah, if I wasn’t in the music industry, I’d be Denzel Washington.

Aston: Or you’d be in politics.

Marvin: Yeah, you’d be a good politician. You talk a lot.

Oritsé: Oh, it’s all coming out now isn’t it?! You’ve been wanting to say that a long time...! Alright, yeah, I’d be in politics. I’ll be Prime Minster!

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