GMD3 become District3!
X Factor boyband, GMD3 have been renamed District3 - thanks to one of their fans! The gorgeous threesome had a huge wobble about being called GMD3 because no-one could remember the name and appealed to their fans to suggest a new name for them in time for tonight's (6 October) first Live Show on ITV1.
Thousands of new band names were sent in to Greg, Mickey and Dan and they chose 'District3'. Greg, 18, says: “The response from everyone has been brilliant. We never thought we'd get so many suggestions. Deciding on a new name has been our
homework all week!" Mickey, 18, adds: "We've spent the last few days walking around with highlighter pens and thousands of names to try and decide on the right one for us. Luckily we all agreed on District3."
Dan, 19, says: "After all the confusion our last name caused we are really happy to have a new name. I was starting to think people would call us GMTV forever! We're really happy with our new name - District3 has been born!" GMD3 have been best mates since they met at school over five years ago. They all live in London now but Greg is originally from Essex, Mickey from Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire and Dan from Porthcawl, Wales.
District 3 line up with the other eleven finalists for tonight's first Live Show. Four 'wildcards' have also faced the public vote this week and one of them will become the 13th finalist tonight.
The X Factor, ITV1, 8pm.