Of all of the music we might have guessed the Queen tunes into, JLS’ hits weren’t exactly at the forefront of our minds.
However, the monarch, 93, is a self-confessed fan of the boy band, according to member JB Gill.
The 32-year-old singer – who came second on The X Factor with Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold and Oritse Williams in 2008 – told Closer how Her Majesty personally told them when they performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 that she enjoyed listening to their music.
Speaking of the moment, JB whose real name is Jonathan Benjamin, recalled: “Meeting the Queen was amazing, she told me that she watches JLS on the TV while she eats her dinner.
“We didn’t believe her – we thought someone had told her what to say to us – but she named our songs! We were blown away.”
They came runner-up to winner Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of the TV talent show.
During their six years together, the boy band sold more than 10m records, won two BRIT Awards and garnered a £24m fortune.
They split in 2013, telling Alan Carr during an interview that same year that they wanted to ensure they went out “on top”.
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