X Factor 2012: MK1 will speak to former member Will about his 33% cut tonight

MK1 have revealed that they will soon be sorting out their financial issues with former member Will.

The duo – consisting of singers Charlotte Rundle and Simeon Dixon (aka Charlie and Sim) – will take to the stage for the first time in this year’s series of The X Factor tonight, during the first live show of 2012.

The pair originally auditioned for the judges as a three piece vocal harmony group but during their tryout were informed that they could either drop their pal William from the lineup and progress to bootcamp, or find themselves eliminated.

After a bit of an on stage huddle – in which Will demanded to receive 33% of the band’s profits in the future – the trio agreed that Charlie and Sim would proceed alone.

They sailed through bootcamp and judges houses and during an interview yesterday, revealed that they are still in touch with their former bandmate.

They told Daybreak’s Holly Willoughby that he would be coming to the ITV studios to watch them perform tonight and insisted that progressing as a duo wasn’t a hard decision to make.

Sim revealed:

“We actually had the discussion on stage and it was solved right there and then. We didn’t need time to think about it.”

However, when asked if they would be honouring Will’s wishes and splitting any future earnings with him, the pair giggled, shook their heads and said:

“We’re going to talk to him about that tomorrow.”

Do you think they owe Will a cut?

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11 Responses to “X Factor 2012: MK1 will speak to former member Will about his 33% cut tonight”

  1. Bol Larks says:


  2. rachael says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO will should not get any kind of cut what so ever.From here on charlie and sim will be doing all the hard graft, why should they ‘OWE’ him anything……maybe take him on holiday and treat him every now and then, but thats it!!!!

  3. Willisadick says:

    no way he is a thief who needs his cheap plug in production labels would source far bettter songs and production a 5 year old could produce what he does

  4. Jane says:

    NO Way, the man is insane if he think he deserve any of their future earning and this would be a very silly thing for them to even think of doing. Hopefully the X factor will advise them against it and to drop contract with him

  5. D says:

    yes he should! they agreed it when they wanted him to step down so should honour that agreement.

  6. Heartless says:

    What you guys need to realise is that the entertainment industry is one of the only industries where discrimination is allowed. He was kicked out because he ‘looks like the bands accountant’? They went in as a trio, if he’s gone he should still get paid. I’m a session musician, it’s a tough business. Get what you can, because nobody else cares. If you work in an office and you’re fired for not looking ‘right’ you’d be able to argue an unfair dismissal. This guy has lost out, and if they are real friends they’ll make sure he’s compensated in some way. Maybe 33% of future earnings is too much, but some kind of buy out would be fair.

    • Rouge says:

      Wrong, he wasn’t rejected because he looked like an accountant, he was rejected because he can’t sing. And he wasn’t really kicked out, they were going to get 4 No’s anyway if they weren’t given the chance to become a duo.

      • Heartless says:

        Notice the quotation marks. I was merely referencing what other articles had said about him/the show. The fact of the matter is he WAS kicked out. His vocal ability clearly wasn’t an issue for the other two going in to the audition otherwise he wouldn’t have been with them in the first place. Given the option to all leave or stay on the show as a duo means he was kicked out. Anyway, the argument isn’t the details of how/why he was kicked out. It’s about where he stands now. He has effectively lost his career. If they do well out of the show, they owe him in the same way the founder of a business who was unfairly removed deserve a cut of the product/services they set up/provided. Sorry Rouge. You’re wrong.

  7. MK - FAKE says:

    MK1 was an act from Newquaywith a guy called Nathan back in 2007. They performed in Office club and at my school. MK – FAKE. BRING BACK NATAHN.

  8. A says:

    MK1 are really cool! I love them but Will has nothing to do with them any more so why should he get any in the first place? OK, he agreed to step down with the fact that he gets 33% but what has he done to get them where they are now?

    • Heartless says:

      He was there whilst they were on their way up. It’s enough. The fact of the matter is, he was part of the defining process. Maybe if all three weren’t there they never would have auditioned. He helped create something. He deserves to be acknowledged and also paid for that if they have any success. It shouldn’t really be an issue anyway. 33% of nothing isn’t going to make any difference. Bye bye MK1.