Duncan James - Duncan James sold mum's home to help debts
Duncan James was devastated when he had to sell the house he bought for his mother to help curb his financial troubles.
Duncan James was forced to sell his mum's home to pay off his debts.
The Blue singer - who was officially declared bankrupt on September 12 - 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 £1million 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 s**t 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'.