The slick-looking group have already received a lot of attention from fans and the media. But reports this week in national newspapers of the group falling out and having to call their mums to the house have been dismissed by them as nonsense.
Susan said: “Jordan asked if I’d seen the papers that says they’ve all been falling out and crying.
“It’s a load of rubbish. They’re getting on really well and have only had a couple of days away from each other.
“They’re working really well as a team and the singing is shared so no individual is shining.
“And all of the mums of the 16-year-olds had to go and be with them at the house because they were signing contracts!”
Both Jordan and 19-year-old Ashford, of Lowerhouses, returned to the town together last weekend to see family and friends.
Ashford, a languages student, watched the ITV show with relatives at the family home.
And Jordan, a member of the Giants scholarship team, visited his teammates at the Galpharm.
Susan said: “It was nice for them to come home and have a bit of normality.
“I don’t think any of us expected that it would come to this – I always assumed Jordan would be a rugby player.
“He’s got a song next week he’s really happy with so fingers crossed they get through. We’ll be going down every weekend to watch the show.”
Ashford’s brother, Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell, also spoke of his hopes of Nu Vibe becoming the first group to be crowned winners in the show’s history.
The 23-year-old said: “The group is great. From their first performance at boot camp they’ve done really well and they’re gelling as a group now.
“Ashford said he’s just enjoying being part of the group and part of the show because he’s doing what he loves doing.
“I think they’ve got a chance. They’ve made it to the live shows. I’d love him to break the trend and be in the first group to win the show.”