George Shelley: I won't go topless because of teenage bullying

The mere thought of any of Union J swanning onto stage at the X Factor without a top on has us feeling pretty weak around the ovary department.

But despite being a complete dreamboat, bandmember George Shelley won't be going topless any time soon after bullying in his schooldays has left him feeling less than confident about his body.

X Factor contestant George Shelley from Union J won't be going topless - Teenage bullying has left him with low body confidenc

From the sound of things, George didn't have the easiest time at school and it's left him with low self-confidence when it comes to getting shirtless.

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"I was obese, I'm massively insecure," George told Heat. "I won't even take my top off in the pool.

"It's programmed into my head that I'm fat because I got bullied at school and I can't get it out."

"If I got changed for PE and took my top off, people would laugh," he added.

You won't even catch him or bandmate Jaymi - who also describes himself as insecure about his body - in just their trunks at the beach.

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X factor contestant George Shelley from Union J won't be going topless - Teenage bullying has left him with low body confidence

"If we went sunbathing, we'd probably wear wetsuits," George said.

We can't help thinking this is a massive shame as they are pretty hot stuff, but whatever makes them feel happy is good by us.

What do you think?

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