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Antony Costa on being broke and homeless: 'I thought Blue would last forever'

Blue singer Antony Costa has revealed that he went from earning £250,000 per month to just £400 per month after the boyband lost their momentum.

Speaking exclusively to the Mail Online, the star explained that he didn't understand how to live within his means when the group peaked so when he took a significant paycut his extravagant lifestyle continued and almost ruined him:

"It was an odd process. I went from earning £250,000 a month on a tour to £400 a month acting in Blood Brothers. I wasn't saving any of my money along the way and I had champagne taste with lemonade money in the end. I thought Blue was going to last forever and any money I did have left at the end of Blue I wasn't advised on how to save it but I don't blame anyone for that."

He confessed that his large house in the countryside, which set him back a whopping £7,000 per month, was taken away from him as he suffered extreme financial difficulties and he was forced to live with his parents along with sleep on friends' sofas:

"I lived with my mum and dad a bit at home then when I worked at Blood Brothers I couldn't afford to get home so I stayed with my mate on his sofa. I didn't want to bother the boys as they had their own stuff going on and it was my business, I got myself into it and wanted to get myself out. You have to stand on your own two feet in life no matter how tough it gets. I am not really one to ask others for help no matter what is going on, perhaps that is a weakness or just my pride but I prefer to see it as strength."

Blue will release their brand new album, 'Roulette', on April 29 and Costa added that they have a strong team providing them with financial advice now, which will be invaluable to him: "We have got a good team around us today who help me and the boys out with financial advice and direction and who make up part of our great management team. We are now properly advised and we know where every penny is going, so this time around everything is clearer and makes more sense than ten years ago."



Watch Blue taking part in a Comic Relief event last year here: