The Big Reunion: Kenzie ‘quiet & reserved’ around 5th Story bandmates!



Kenzie (aka James Victor MacKenzie) has admitted that it took him a while to get used to being in a band for The Big Reunion.

The former Blazin Squad singer decided not to get back with his old bandmates and agreed to join Adam Rickett, Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers and Kav in a new super boyband for the next series of the ITV2 show, but he wasn’t sure he made the right decision at first.

We caught up with the men from new group 5th Story this week, ahead of tonight’s launch show and Kenzie revealed that he didn’t gel with his new bandmates instantly.

He told Unreality TV:

“I wouldn’t say [we gelled] the moment we met. I was still a bit quiet and reserved, because, not any reflection on them, but I wasn’t sure where I would fit in.”

Kenzie wanted to know how everyone else would interact and behave in rehearsals before he wholly committed himself to the series and added:


“You have to test the water and see how far you can push people and what level of sense of humour everyone has got. After a week or ten days, we gelled and it’s going well.”

The Big Reunion kicked off tonight on ITV2 at 9PM and Kenzie was feeling rather excited about it all beforehand. He tweeted fans an hour ago saying:

“Just half hour to go! @BigReunionITV @itv2 @OfficialDamage @GirlThing2014 Supporting you all the way guys! Good luck Much love Xx”

He promised viewers that they can expect some tense and emotional viewing and told us:

“It’s going to be a roller coaster you know. Even us, you’ll probably see ourselves we didn’t understand how the project was going to work.”

“You will see the journey with us and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we have. Hopefully it will come across how well we get along and how much fun we have.”

Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Kenzie , Kavana and Adam Rickitt

However fans of the star from his Blazin Squad and Celebrity Big Brother days could be in for a bit of a shock, as it seems the hunk has spent all his time in the gym of late and he’s looking rather buff and polished!

It’s all about the abs and the biceps as far as we can see. Who even cares if he can sing?

Watch our 5th Story interview and leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!