Busted rejected 'lame' reality TV offers

Busted have had a lot of 'lame' offers credit:Bang Showbiz
Busted have had a lot of 'lame' offers credit:Bang Showbiz

Busted rejected a lot of "lame" reality TV offers which risked ruining the band.

The 'Year 3000' pop rockers - who split in 2005 before James Bourne and Matt Willis formed supergroup McBusted with McFly in 2014, followed by an actual reunion with bandmate Charlie Simpson a couple of years later - turned down plenty of pitches before they got back together.

Singer James told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "We care a lot about our band. Before Busted came back by way of the supergroup Busted and before we knew if Charlie Simpson would do it again, we were getting a lot of offers to do things.

"But a lot of those offers were really lame offers, the kind you get if you have no direction or if you don't know what you want for yourself.

"Just lame celebrity-driven offers. If we had taken those offers we would have ruined our band."

Bassist Matt has appeared on a number of reality shows including the likes of 'Celebrity MasterChef', and he even won 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' back in 2006.

However, James has insisted some musicians simply chase fame and "knacker" their bands by focusing more on being a celebrity.

He added: "There's a lot of people in bands that become celebrities, and they just knacker their bands into the ground because they are not real musicians."

Meanwhile, Matt himself has admitted he's turned down 'Strictly Come Dancing' "a few times" because he's "terrified" of the huge audience.

No amount of money would persuade the 'You Said No' hitmaker to hit the ballroom because he would buckle under the "pressure" of having to perform in front of millions of viewers.

He added: "You know something like 12 million people are watching - no thanks. There's not a chance that I'd be able to cope with that kind of pressure."