What are Blue's best songs, when is their autobiography All Rise released and who are the band's members? | The Sun

BLUE have been a household name for many years, thanks to their rise to fame in the noughties.

In November 2021, the band confirmed they would be going on an arena tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary with the announcement of a new album expected to follow.

Who are the band members of Blue?

Duncan James

Duncan James, 44, is a singer, actor and television presenter but best known for being part of Blue.

Duncan played Ryan Knight in the British soap opera Hollyoaks.

He has one daughter named Tianie Finn by his ex-girlfriend Claire Grainger.

He previously dated celebrity socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and was devastated when she died at 45 in 2016.

Duncan came out as bisexual in 2010 – but in 2016 said he was gay.

He was declared bankrupt in 2013 and had to sell his home, putting his bankruptcy down to the property crash, after investing in homes for his ex, daughter and parents.

On May 29, 2022, James performed at Durham Pride 2022 as the headline act.

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Antony Costa

Antony Costa released a solo album during the band's hiatusCredit: Splash

Antony Daniel Costa – born 23 June 1981 – is an English singer and actor of Greek descent.

Antony rose to fame in Blue.

The singer released a solo album, Heart Full of Soul in 2006 but it only found chart success in Japan, reaching a peak of 196.

Costa was a contestant on the 2005 series of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and was evicted from the programme on December 3, 2005, after fourteen days.

Five years later, he took part in a celebrity version of the TV show Total Wipeout which aired in September 2010.

Simon Webbe

Born in Moss Side, Manchester, Simon Webbe is a well-known singer.

The 43-year-old also released two solo studio albums in 2005 and 2006 – between Blue's 2005 split and 2009 return.

He has a daughter, Alanah, born in 1996 to ex-girlfriend Nicola Jones, a Manchester shop assistant who inspired the single 2007 Grace.

Simon married his wife Ayshen Kemal in 2018.

In May 2021, the pair welcomed a daughter, Cyan Shenel.

Lee Ryan

Lee Ryan was born in Kent in 1983 and rose to fame in Blue.

During his time away from the band, he embarked on a solo singing career, his self-titled album charting at number six on the UK charts in 2005.

In 2015, Lee became the fourth and final Blue band member to declare himself bankrupt.

He took part in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, where he was partnered with professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.

The pair were the second to be eliminated on October 7, 2018.

In 2019, Ryan starred in Celebs Go Dating on E4.

Then the following year, he released his first single after nine years called Ghost.

Ryan subsequently released two further solo singles in 2020, Mockingbirds and Swayed.

What are Blue's best songs?

Since their rise to fame, the boys have released some massive hits, which include:

  • All Rise
  • Too Close
  • Guilty
  • One Love
  • Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (with Elton John)
  • Guilty
  • If You Come Back
  • Fly By
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (with Stevie Wonder)
  • U Make Me Wanna

In 2022 the band released their singles Haven't Found You Yet and Dance with Me from their upcoming sixth studio album Heart & Soul.

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