Busted fans were more than delighted when the group’s original line-up finally put their differences aside four years ago.
The band originally broke up back in 2005 following the departure of Charlie Simpson so he could concentrate on his other project, rock band Fightstar.
However, eight years later, members Matt Willis and James Bourne came back together to form supergroup McBusted with McFly, and before long, Charlie was back in the fold and Busted were a unit once again.
And it seems the tensions of those early days are well behind them, as Charlie has admitted exclusively to Digital Spy that they are much more “fluid” as a band now.
“What’s great about the situation we’re in, when we got back together as Busted we said we don’t have to break up again, we can do Busted and everyone takes time out for projects when they can and come back together,” he said.
“It’s very much a fluid situation. And we’re at an age now where none of us are precious about someone saying ‘I’d like to go and do this project for a while.’
“Matt likes doing his own thing and James likes doing his musicals, so I think there will be a time definitely where we will definitely take a break and do other things, but we’ll just come back and do it further down the line.”
And the trio have a busy summer ahead, with shows including a big headline slot at Hampton Court Palace.
“I think that’s the show I’m looking forward to the most this year,” Charlie said. “I’ve been to that venue a few times and it’s just incredible.
“It’s like when we played the Royal Albert Hall a couple of years ago, it’s one of those heritage venues that you’re just very fortunate to play, and the opportunity doesn’t come up that often. So yeah, absolutely can’t wait.”
Busted will be headlining Hampton Court Palace Festival on June 8. Tickets are on sale now hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.