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2013-10-07 14:16

Los Angeles - Duncan James was forced to sell his mum's home to pay off his debts.

The Blue singer - who was officially declared bankrupt on 12 September - had to make the "heartbreaking" decision to kick his mother out of the house he bought her in order to curb his money troubles.

He said: "I bought a house for my mum, I bought a house for my ex-partner and my daughter and I spent about £1m on my home.

"I've always wanted to give my loved ones roofs over their heads and make sure they were taken care of, so that's what I did.

"Unfortunately - and I was far from the only person hit by it - the property crash came and I lost a lot of money. And now I've had to sell the home I bought for my mum.

"And that's been the most heartbreaking part for me. I so wanted to take care of her. But now she's living in rented accommodation and I do my best to help her with it, but I can't like I used to."

The All Rise hitmaker - who has daughter Tianie-Finn with his ex-girlfriend Claire Grainger - claims it was a relief to make his bankruptcy public so he can start again from scrath.

Duncan told The Sun newspaper: "In some strange way, it's actually a relief to have been declared bankrupt. It means I can start again. Before I went bankrupt, I had been trying to pay off loans for years and felt as if I was a hamster in a wheel in a test tube with water slowly being poured inside.

"I felt like I kept going and going and trying and trying, but water kept coming in and I was drowning. So finally, the water's just been poured in and people who should have given a shitt didn't and I've drowned. But at least now I've got a chance to start again."

The 35-year-old hunk will be hoping to cash in when Blue perform their first big tour since reforming in 2009, thanks largely to the popularity of ITV2 show The Big Reunion.

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