The Risk Biography
The Risk are a four-piece boyband composed of graduate Ashley J Baptiste (22, from London), car salesman Andrew Merry (20, from Ayr), Burger King worker Derry Mensah (21, from London), and Charlie Healy (25, from Coventry). Charlie Healy originally auditioned in another group, The Keys, while the other three auditioned as soloists.
The band came under criticism from a Scottish band (from Prestwick, South Ayrshire) who have been performing together for several years as The Risk. They have asked The X Factor management to change the name of its contestants to avoid confusion.