A Busted reunion could very well be on the cards soon as the band have hinted at a possible comeback date to mark their 20th anniversary this year.
Posting a cryptic video to the band’s Instagram page, the pop trio – comprising Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis – captioned the post: ’23/03/23 #Busted20′.
The short clip sees a Busted cassette being put into an old TV. The screen then goes fuzzy and flashes to the band’s logo.
The Busted account also changed their Twitter banner to a static noise background, overlayed by an outline of the band and the cryptic date.
There have been plenty of rumours about the band’s reunion, particularly after band member Charlie hinted it could be on the cards this year.
Cryptic: A Busted reunion could very well be on the cards soon – as the band have hinted at a possible comeback date to mark their 20th anniversary this year (pictured in 2015)
The rocker, 37, admitted while he is ‘sworn to secrecy’ about the project, there ‘may be some plans’ underway.
The pop punk trio first split in 2005, before reforming for an arena tour in the UK and Ireland in 2016.
Last month, the musician appeared on both Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, and ITV daytime show Lorraine to chat about his recent The Masked Singer win.
First, while on the radio, Charlie was asked if there were plans for a Busted anniversary tour or album, to which he admitted: ‘Oh! It might be coming,’ but swiftly added: ‘If it was coming I would be sworn to secrecy again.’
Later, the crooner further teased an upcoming project with former bandmates Matt Willis and James Bourne, as he told Lorraine Kelly that there ‘may be some plans’ for a 20-year anniversary reunion.
While on Capital Breakfast, Charlie admitted that his Busted bandmember Matt Willis ‘knew’ he was on The Masked Singer.
He said: ‘My mum wife knew, otherwise she’d think I was having an affair otherwise. Then, no one else knew.
‘The Busted boys, I was with them recently and they didn’t say anything to me which I found strange.
20 years: Posting a cryptic video to the band’s Instagram page, the pop trio – comprising Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis – captioned the post: ’23/03/23 #Busted20′ (Pictured in 2004)
Hints: The Busted account also changed their Twitter banner to a static noise background, overlayed by an outline of the band and the cryptic date
‘And Matt sort of said and he was reading something and mentioned The Masked Singer and then just looked at me and everyone started laughing and he was like ”it’s clearly you”. So yeah I didn’t tell them it was me, but I think they knew.
Elsewhere on Lorraine, Charlie spoke of his stint on The Masked Singer, telling her: ‘I only told my wife.
‘I tried to keep it a secret but the first time watched as a family my kids knew immediately. They couldn’t figure out how I was watching it with them but was on the TV at the same time.’
Speaking about why he opted for his Rhino costume, the singer explained: ‘I chose it because my wife grew up in Kenya and to represent that.’
Asked how he found the experience, Charlie confessed: ‘I was terrified – it was so alien being in this costume and songs I didn’t know so well and remembering the lyrics. I’ve been on stage before and had a huge blank.
‘You get walked everywhere u go [in the costume]. You see a little bit and they give u mesh vision in the face – but it’s all a bit of a blur. And when you perform the lights are really bright.’
The star has a distinctive singing voice, which he didn’t disguise, but explained: ‘I thought they wouldn’t be songs people put me in a bracket with.
Exciting! There have been plenty of rumours about the band’s reunion, particularly after band member Charlie hinted it could be on the cards this year
‘I got lots of texts with people thinking it was me, though.’
Charlie sensationally brought an end to the popular band when he walked out of Busted in 2005.
Talking to Kerrang! magazine 10 years later, the metal-head explained: ‘I was close to getting depressed as you could ever get, and I was worried I might turn to drink or drugs.
‘It was really nothing to do with Matt and James, though.’
Since first splitting in 2005, the members of Busted went on to pursue their own unique career paths.
Charlie founded metal band Fightstar and has also enjoyed moderate success as a solo artist.
Matt went on to pursue a career in TV after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2006 and subsequently married wife Emma in 2008, before helping to found McBusted in 2013.
Meanwhile, James went on to form the ill-fated pop-punk band Son Of Dork and later went on to pen three musicals.
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