Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto has been in ''shock'' since Neil Milan announced he's quit the band.

The electronic music group, which is now comprised of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson and Grace, were ''sad'' to learn they were going to be one man down after their violinist - who is also known as Neil Amin-Smith - took to social media to broadcast his departure.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Grace said: ''He's been thinking about it for a long time. It was a shock that he actually left, so said.''

The singer songwriter has admitted Neil decided to leave the group to pursue politics and she doesn't know if Neil will pursue a career in the music industry.

She added: ''I think he wants to explore other things. I'm not sure if it will be musical though. He's always been interested in politics so I imagine he'll probably go into something like that

''I wish him all the best and will be excited to see what he does next.''

Neil penned a heartfelt message on Wednesday (19.10.16), which he shared via Twitter.

He wrote: ''hello everyone, I have decided to leave clean bandit. it was a decision that took me a very long time to reach but it is the right one. so many people have made these last four years quite unbelievable and I am so thankful for it all. (sic).''