As much as I'm no fan of Five, it would have been nice to get a statement of such from the missing one to get his reasoning why he didn't want to take part and the comment made about him from the others.
There were petitions on twitter that started about a year ago to get Five back together and he wrote a letter to one of the girls involved who had been running a Five website for about 15 years. It wasn't a particually polite letter from what i remember reading but quite sad too. The general gist was that he just didnt want to be famous anymore (this was just after Im a celeb) and he didn;t want to be associated with the band anymore and wanted the fan website taken down. The letter is probably floating around on google somewhere