Be still our beating hearts! One of our favourite boybands ever are making a spectacular return – and we couldn’t be more excited. Yes, Busted are back – older, wiser and, judging by Charlie Simpson’s humungous eyebrows, better looking than ever. But it’s not just his gorgeous mug we’re looking forward to seeing back in the limelight. With 1D going on a hiatus, The Wanted calling it a day and Union J packing one of their members off to the Aussie jungle, we’re in dire need of a decent British boyband – or rather man band – to fill the gap. And we reckon Busted could be the ones to do it.
After all, who doesn’t remember letting their hair down to the sounds of What I Go To School For or Year 3000? The band, which also includes James Bourne and Emma Willis’ hubby Matt, broke hearts when they split in 2005 after Charlie mooched off to form grungy rock group Fightstar.
At the time he said, “I want to make it unequivocally clear that I have no interest whatsoever in rejoining Busted and I never will.” So, needless to say, we’re not the only ones left wondering if his change of heart has anything to do with the colossal pay cheque that’s likely to have been dangled before his eyes. Or maybe it’s all for the love of the music, right Chaz? Rising from the ashes of McBusted (RIP) the boys are now in their thirties with two marriages and three children combined, but that hasn’t stopped them booking a mammoth 13-date tour around the UK in 2016. See you down the front!