Aston Merrygold Biography

Aston Iain Merrygold is a multi-talented British artist known for his work as a singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, and television personality. He gained fame as a former member of the popular boy band JLS, who were runners-up on the 5th season of ‘The X Factor.’ As a solo artist, Merrygold has released a number of hit singles and an EP titled ‘Precious.’ Although his debut solo album ‘Showstopper’ remains unreleased, Merrygold continues to make appearances on various TV shows and programs. Alongside his JLS bandmates, he has also been involved in endorsements and charitable endeavors, supporting organizations such as Cancer Research UK and Comic Relief.

Quick Facts

  • British Celebrities Born In February
  • Girlfriend: Sarah Richards (fiancée)
  • Also Known As: Aston Iain Merrygold
  • Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Males
  • Family: father: Orjan Merrygold, mother: Siobhan Merrygold, siblings: Courtney and Connor
  • Born Country: England
  • Pop Singers
  • British Men
  • Height: 5’5″ (165 cm), 5’5″ Males
  • City: Peterborough, England
  • More Facts
  • Education: Jack Hunt Secondary School


In 2002, Aston Merrygold participated in the talent show ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ and finished in second place. After leaving school in 2004, he was cast in the children’s show ‘Fun Song Factory’. Following this, he joined the band JLS. In 2008, the group auditioned for the 5th season of ‘The X Factor’ and finished in second place. JLS then signed a deal with Epic Records and released four albums titled ‘JLS’, ‘Jukebox’, ‘Outta This World’, and ‘Evolution’. However, on April 24, 2013, the group announced their split.

In 2014, Merrygold was signed to Warner Bros Records. In July 2015, he released the single ‘Get Stupid’ from his unreleased debut album ‘Showstopper’. He followed this up with a few more singles, including ‘Show Me,’ ‘I Ain’t Missing You,’ and ‘Too Late’. In 2017, he released three more songs and his six-track EP titled ‘Precious’. The same year, he released his single ‘Trudy’. Merrygold then participated as a contestant on the fifteenth series of the reality dance competition ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Personal Life

Aston Merrygold was born as Aston Iain Merrygold on February 13, 1988, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He was raised by his mother Siobhan and stepfather Orjan. Merrygold has a sister named Courtney and five brothers, including half-brother Connor. He studied at Jack Hunt Secondary School.

In 2012, Merrygold started dating Sarah Richards. The couple got engaged in 2017. In September 2017, he announced on social media that his fiancée, Sarah Lou Richards, was expecting their baby. On January 30, 2018, the couple welcomed their son Grayson Jax Merrygold. On June 5, 2020, they welcomed their second child named Macaulay. In 2022, the couple got married.

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