Former X Factor star Giles Potter no longer in Stateside

Giles Potter has left Stateside (s)

Giles Potter has left Stateside (s)

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FORMER X Factor contestant Giles Potter has announced he has left boy band Stateside.

Giles told his 86,200 followers on social networking site Twitter: "I'm no longer a member of @OfficialState sorry guys."

He only announced he had joined the band, which includes Paul Gascoigne's son Regan, a few weeks ago.

They have yet to release a single.

On the band's Twitter page, a message to followers said: "It is with regret we have 2 say the rumours are true, Giles is a great guy and will always be a #stater we wish him well for the future."

No reason has been given for his departure.

Giles, from Norton, Worcester, made it to Judge's House in last year's X Factor.

Judge Louis Walsh decided not to take him through to the live shows.

Since the show, the teenager has toured the country for gigs.

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6:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

voledog says...

We've suffered the loss of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer, Jim Morrison, Kirk Cobain...and now this terrible news. How will popular music ever recover?
We've suffered the loss of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer, Jim Morrison, Kirk Cobain...and now this terrible news. How will popular music ever recover? voledog
  • Score: 25

8:29am Fri 1 Aug 14

scott.hannaford says...

also lost Kurt Cobain.
also lost Kurt Cobain. scott.hannaford
  • Score: 2

8:47am Fri 1 Aug 14

alizda174 says...

didn't even know he was in the band so devastation at the loss averted!!
didn't even know he was in the band so devastation at the loss averted!! alizda174
  • Score: 10

9:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

worcester1 says...

I think it's safe to say that nobody cares
I think it's safe to say that nobody cares worcester1
  • Score: 19

11:58am Fri 1 Aug 14

PaulMeUnder says...

None of the other major news outlets seemed to have picked this up so well done WEN for your exclusive on this one!
None of the other major news outlets seemed to have picked this up so well done WEN for your exclusive on this one! PaulMeUnder
  • Score: 5

3:12pm Sat 2 Aug 14

georginas friend says...

They must have been short of news to publish this. Just who is interested in this bighead.
They must have been short of news to publish this. Just who is interested in this bighead. georginas friend
  • Score: 0

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