JLS star Aston Merrygold was reportedly rescued by lifeguards during the band’s latest video shoot.

According the The Sun the pop stars where filming at a swimming pool in Essex when Aston’s foot became tangled in a cable underwater.

The group were fully clothed and wearing shoes which prevented Aston from getting his foot free.

A source said: “Aston was really shaken up. He couldn't untangle the cable and was underwater for some time.

“The other lads thought he was joking until it became obvious he was stuck. Luckily they had lifeguards on set who dived in to save him.”

The band were filming a feature for their upcoming 4th Dimension Arena Tour, which starts on next Wednesday in Liverpool.

JLS play the O2 in Dublin on April 9.