Calais migrant crisis delays ‘X Factor’ band’s single release as CDs get stuck on lorry in France

Only The Young forced to push back release of 'I Do'

X Factor group Only The Young have been forced to delay the release of their new single after the CDs got stuck on a lorry in Calais due to the ongoing migrant crisis in the French town.

Only The Young, who finished seventh on the 2014 series of the show and were mentored by Louis Walsh, were due to release ‘I Do’ on July 31 but the ongoing crisis at the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais delayed traffic to such an extent that that CD copies of the single were still in France when the single was due in shops.

An increase in the number of immigrants looking to gain entry to Britain through illegal measures has seen stricter controls on the border, severely slowing down the travel process and causing problems for those travelling between Calais and Dover.


Only The Young had planned a CD signing tour of the UK to promote their single but, as member Parisa Tarjomani explained by BBC Newsbeat, that had to be postponed as they have nothing to sign for fans.

“Due to all the stuff happening in Calais our CDs actually got stuck,” Tarjomani said. “Our management called us at ridiculous o’clock at night and they were like, ‘So guys, the song was supposed to come out in two days but it’s been put back’.

“We were due to do that at the same time the single was released but we’ve had to shift everything up, our whole signing tour has completely changed.”

‘I Do’ will now be released this Friday (August 7) instead.