Union J hottie George Shelley's new look stole all the headlines, as outraged fans mourned the loss of his cute curls, but just for the record J-Cats, George loved his mansformation

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He’s been compared to One Direction hottie Harry Styles thanks to his gorgeous big, bouncy locks and his hair is often the hot topic among Union J fans as George Shelley loves tweeting pics of his new mop crop and colour.’

But when Now decided it was high time to give him a mini-makeover, nobody expected the huge reaction to his grown-up, suave new look in this weeks issue.

My tweet of a picture of George giving me one of his famous hugs (y’know, the kind that he says he likes giving to all his lady friends, like Jesy Nelson from Little Mix and Selena Gomez), caused outrage among the die-hard J-Cats. It received 126 retweets and 210 favourites’ and even more comments as the shell-shocked fans got the first look at his new slick hairstyle.

Nobody who tweeted me gave a fig that he was revealing all about his rumoured new girlfriend’ Selena. Or the fact he isn’t afraid of a fight with Justin Bieber. George‘s hair stole all the headlines.

One fan tweeted: What have you done to George‘s hair?! It needs to be curly ok?!’
Another wept: His hair… His hair…!’
Some didn’t even recognise him. Or flatly refused to believe it was gorgeous George sans curls. Don’t tell me this is George? New hairstyle? Damn.’

Some fans loved it…

And just for the record, George told me he loved it too. He said we’d inspired him to try different looks. Yeah alright, you can’t run your fingers through it (cos it was coated in a whole pot of super-strength gel), but hey, it’s always good to experiment.

Just look at how happy he is in our exclusive behind the scenes video.

Read the full interview with Union J in this week’s Now magazine dated 21 October 2013 – download the digital edition now

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