Christmas came early for hundreds of Union J fans who came face to face with their idols at a Leeds supermarket today.
Devotees of the former X-Factor contestants flocked to Morrisons on Kirkstall Road for the chance to get up close and personal with their heartthrobs.
And the fab four didn’t disappoint, posing for selfies with excited supporters as they signed copies of their new single You Got it All.
JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley, who came fourth in the TV talent contest in 2012, are at number one on the mid-week singles chart and are on track to secure their first number one single this weekend.
JJ said: “We love coming to Leeds. It’s always nice to come up north and see everyone.”
George added: “Seeing the fans is one of the highlights of the job.
“We push to do as many signings as we can just to give the fans a hug and say thank you for everything.”
As well as performing a short acoustic set in the Leeds store, the boys also made themselves useful – packing bags for shoppers to help raise money for ITV’s Text Santa charity appeal.
Chloe and Emily Willis were first in the queue this morning, setting off from their home in York at 5.50am – thanks to dedicated driver and dad Simon – and arriving at the Leeds superstore at 6.45am.
Chloe, 14, said: “We’ve seen them perform before but never actually met them.
“I was really excited, my heart was pounding.”