Blue hunk Duncan James is so determined to make it as an actor, he's turned
down a $1.6 million (GBP1 million) solo album deal.
Record bosses at the group's label INNOCENT were so keen to hang onto the
chart-topping heart-throb - should the boyband ever split - they made him an
But Duncan shocked them by turning it down in favour of the company he's
started with British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, which he hopes will help
make him an acting star.
An insider says, "We have offered Duncan the chance to stay with us as a
solo star and make him a worldwide hit. It was a two-album deal worth almost a
million, but amazingly he has turned it down.
"Some think that Duncan's friendship with rehab queen Tara
Palmer-Tomkinson is ruining his good guy image, but he's determined to stick
with her and develop their production company, because he hopes to become a
success as an actor when Blue is