The Risk
Contestant Profile


Category Groups
Mentor Tulisa Contostavlos
Placement 10/16

The Risk was a four-piece boyband that were initially composed of Ashley Baptiste, Andy Merry, Derry Mensah, and Mitchell McPike. Charlie Healy was brought into the band, while Marlon and Mitchell were removed from the group at judges houses stage of the competition. Original member Ashley Baptiste had decided to leave the band prior to the start of the live shows and was replaced by Ashford Campbell, who had previously been a member of the group Nu Vibe.

They participated in Series 8 of The X Factor where they were eliminated in Week 5, finishing in 10th place in spite of being the favorites to win.


Post The X Factor

In January 2013, they released their debut single: "Missiles", which charted at number 60 on the UK Singles Chart. Their second single "Peaches & Cream" was released in March 2014.

On 19 September 2014, the group announced that they were splitting up to pursue solo careers.

Series 8 Finalists
Amelia LilyCraig ColtonFrankie CocozzaJames MichaelJanet DevlinJohnny RobinsonJonjo KerrKitty BrucknellLittle MixMarcus CollinsMisha BNu VibeSami BrookesSophie HabibisThe Risk2 Shoes

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