Since news of this boy band member’s latest financial catastrophe emerged, we think we’ll keep schtum the next time we decide to call ourselves ‘broke’.
According to The Mirror, if anyone knows what it means to be broke right now, it’s Blue singer, Lee Ryan.
The 31-year-old dad-of-one has unfortunately followed in the footsteps of his three fellow bandmates and been forced to declare himself bankrupt.
It hasn’t been the easiest of times for the foursome who were dropped by Sony last month after their latest album, Colours, sold just 4,000 units in its first week, so we can only imagine how the former stars of the British pop scene must be feeling right now.
While still currently on tour with the band, it’s been said that the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant will have his assets frozen until such a time he can meet with his Official Receiver to discuss repaying money owed.
Who knows, maybe the lads will pen an absolute corker and all their money woes will soon be a thing of the past!
There is never a dull moment in the world of celebrity, is there?
While he shocked viewers with his saucy antics on last year’s Celebrity Big Brother, it appears that Blue singer Lee Ryan is putting that image behind him with his new role as a…priest!
According to reports, the star is planning on getting ordained so he can officiate the wedding of his friend and bandmate Anthony Costa!
If the first thing that comes to mind is Joey from Friends, then you have the right idea! Indeed, Lee is said to have been inspired by Joey’s decision to get ordained for Chandler and Monica’s wedding.
Anthony is set to tie the knot with his dental nurse fiancée, Rosanna Jasmin, this year.
A source told the Sun: “Lee wants nothing more than to perform marriage for his friends, and will go to any lengths to make sure it’s a magical day.”
“He’s a great believer in true love and is on a mission to create wonderful memories – if he can get through the vows without crying,” the source added.
What we wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall at this wedding!
Lee Ryan says his arrest for drink driving has been a big “wake-up call”.
The Blue singer – who was arrested on Friday on suspicion of drink driving and later charged with failure to provide a specimen and criminal damage – has admitted he has “let people down”.
He said, “I know I’ve let people down. Being arrested and ending up in a cell was the biggest wake-up call to me.
“It made me realise there is a problem I can’t keep ignoring. I need to do something about it.”
The Celebrity Big Brother star – who was also found with a controlled substance in his possession – will be going to rehab to address his issues.
He added, “Me going to rehab isn’t a cop-out. I still take full responsibility for the way I’ve behaved.
“There is nobody to blame but myself and I’m deeply ashamed of what has happened.
“I am doing this because I have finally admitted I need help. I want to stop hurting the people around me.”
Blue singer, Lee Ryan has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and possessing a Class A drug.
The 30-year-old singer, was pulled over by police in London around 5.30am, after they saw Lee driving erratically.
Ryan allegedly refused to take a breath test and was then taken into custody by police.
Lee was later charged for criminal damage, which apparently took place in his jail cell.
A police spokesman said last night: “Lee Ryan, 30, will appear on bail at Ealing Magistrates’ court on Friday, May 2, charged with failing to provide a specimen and criminal damage.”
Lee will be appearing in court on these charges, on May 2nd.
It could be said that he brought it on himself, but Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing was pretty shocked when he was compared to Celebrity Big Brother’s love cheat Lee Ryan.
This Morning host Holly Willoughby made the comparison on the morning show yesterday, leaving the McVitie’s heir lost for words (for once).
The reality TV star was invited on the show along with his co-stars Lucy Watson, Oliver Proudlock and Marc Francis.
As they discussed Jamie’s love life, Holly said, “You’re also really rubbish at telling people that you love them. You are turning into the Lee Ryan of Chelsea.”
The comment had Jamie’s co-stars in fits of laughter and Jamie’s ex Lucy went to town as she said, “That’s the worst thing someone could say to you as well.”
Holly stood by her remarks and added, “You loosely tell people you love them all the time.”
Pop star Lee Ryan should maybe take a little break from Twitter after he was made to get rid of a rant he had posted on the site.
The Blue singer recently went on a pretty baffling outburst about how ‘abusive’ and ‘lost’ the human race was.
Speaking today, Lee said he had deleted the post as he wasn’t “allowed to say anything” before unleashing his (we assume) sarcastic side saying, “Anyway isn’t it a lovely day and I love my children and oh please save the animals.”
Lee’s fans took to Twitter straight away to show their support with one saying, “It’s your Twitter so you can say what you want! Don’t let that sh*t people talk get to you!”
The singer has been embroiled in a very messy war of words with his ex-fling Jasmine Waltz who he shared a bed and a bathtub with in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Jasmine accused the singer of cheating on her with a man, which the pop star labelled “absurd”.
Lee Ryan has hit back at his ex-girlfriend Jasmine Waltz’s claims that he cheated on her with a man.
In a series of tweets which have since been deleted, the American actress claimed the real reason the couple split up was that Lee had an affair with a man.
The pair had a brief fling after getting close in the Celebrity Big Brother house last year.
This week, Jasmine took to Twitter to call on her ex to admit was gay. “…he cheated on me with a MAN! #admitUgay,” she said.
But now, the Blue singer has branded the cheating claims “absurd”.
“We will not be commenting on the absurd claims made. We wish Jasmine the best in her future endeavours,” a spokesperson for the pop star said.
“Lee was kind enough to welcome Jasmine to stay at his home when she told him that she didn’t have anywhere else to stay in the UK. Lee’s first and foremost priority is the wellbeing of his children and anything or anybody else comes secondary to that,” he added.
Not to be silenced, Jasmine last night cryptically tweeted, “It always comes out in the end…”
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jasmine Waltz has accused her ex-boyfriend Lee Ryan of cheating on her with a man.
The American actress and the pop singer recently ended their two-month fling in dramatic fashion and now it seems the drama is set to continue with much very public mudslinging.
31-year-old Jasmine claimed to have dumped the Blue singer for being a “deluded screw-up” and has now taken to Twitter to vent her suspicions that Lee cheated on her with a man.
The reality TV star said the real reason for the split was, “he cheated on me with a MAN!” before urging her ex to admit he was gay.
“Wish this was a joke. Living a lie and dragging other people into your life is selfish and disgusting.. #bereal #manup,” she added.
At the weekend, Jasmine had said Lee had wanted to marry her but added that being in a relationship with him was “emotionally draining.”
“Lee would not stop talking about himself and his career. It was Lee, Lee, Lee, non-stop,” she said.
Lee Ryan has finally admitted that he might have been a bit out of line during his time in the Big Brother house.
The Blue singer was involved in a love triangle with Casey Batchelor and Jasmine Waltz and had them both in tears.
He took to Twitter to make a public apology, writing: “I’m sorry if I hurt anyone for what I’ve done…. I’m so so sorry.”
The 30-year-old claims he hasn’t done well in relationships since one of his exes broke his heart and now he is scared of getting hurt again.
When he spoke about his feelings for the two women, he said: “I got butterflies with Jasmine and she felt the same way and I know she did. But I was friends with Casey and I missed her friendship when we wasn’t being friends, and I think that’s what’s so confusing for people to see.”
Perhaps it’s true what they say – once bitten, twice shy.
Celebrity Big Brother contestants Casey Batchelor and Lee Ryan were the first to be evicted from the house, but they didn’t stray too far from camp.
Producers decided to add a twist to the story and sent the pair back into the house via a secret door. The hidden part of the house has been dubbed the bolt hole and allows Casey and Lee spy on their housemates.
The duo were voted out as if it was a normal eviction and had no clue what was in store for them. Lee certainly wasn’t impressed with the change in plans and told Emma Willis: “I hate you lot.”
However it could be a bit of fun for the pair as they will be able to create mischief for the rest of the house while they look on.
Things will get a bit awkward on Friday though as they are set to return to the house. Not sure the others will be best pleased that they were being spied on.
Although, with millions of people already watching them, what’s another two?