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Former JLS star JB Gill made £26k selling turkeys from his farm over Christmas

TURKEY TIME: Former JLS star turned farmer, JB Gill

TURKEY TIME: Former JLS star turned farmer, JB Gill

FORMER JLS star JB Gill may have swapped tunes for turkeys, but he’s having the last laugh after the festive season.
The one-time X Factor finalist – who became a farmer after the band split in 2013 – raked in £26,000 selling the birds at Christmas.
Speaking to the Mirror, the 29-year-old revealed he sold over 200 turkeys during December between £70 and £130 each.
JB, who owns 11 acres of farmland in Kent, added: “We will definitely increase the amount we rear for Christmas 2016.”
JLS were runners-up of the fifth series of the ITV reality talent show The X Factor in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke. Following their appearance on The X Factot, the quartet signed to Epic Records.
Their first two singles Beat Again and Everybody In Love both went to No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and their self-titled album, released in November 2009, has since sold over 1 million copies in the UK.
They went onto win awards for British Breakthrough and British Single (Beat Again) at the 2010 BRIT Awards.
As of 2013, they are the sixteenth richest reality TV stars in the UK, with an estimated fortune of £6 million per member, thus giving the band a financial worth of approximately £24 million.
In 2013, JLS released a statement on their official website announcing that they would be splitting up after releasing their greatest hits collection and completing their third and final arena tour.
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