Fans were thrilled last week when Busted and McFly announced they were joining together to form McBusted and would embark on a huge tour next year. There was disappointment, however, when it emerged heartthrob Charlie would not be part of the experience.
Chatting on ITV's Daybreak this morning, his former bandmate Matt Willis said: "I don't think… Charlie is not quite ready to do this yet. But the door is open. Maybe hopefully one day."
After Busted - which also featured James Bourne - split in 2005, Charlie turned his attentions from the pop world to the rock arena. He focused full time on his band Fightstar before launching a critically acclaimed solo career. His second album is expected next year.
Charlie tweeted after the McBusted announcement: "Just wanted to say that though I am not joining Matt and James on their new venture, I wish them all the very best with it!"
And just because Charlie isn't part of McBusted doesn't mean he isn't still in touch with Matt and James. They told The Mirror recently they'd hung out with Charlie at his house last year, saying: "It was very comfortable and easy."
James said; "We are good friends. People like to make out that we don't because it's good drama ... I spoke to Charlie yesterday on the phone and he's doing his thing - he's got his album he's working on. We are good friends."
In that case we'll keep our fingers crossed that they might use their friendly powers of persuasion to get Charlie on stage at least once!
Of course, just because Charlie won't be there doesn't mean fans of Busted and McFly won't have an incredible time at their shows next year.
This morning McFly's Tom Fletcher revealed the demand for tickets had been so incredible through pre-sale alone that they've already had to add new dates.
Matt said there would be an "equal ratio" of Busted and McFly tracks during tour but did joke Busted only had two albums to choose from whereas McFly had oodles! Nevermind Matt, we think those two albums are jam-packed with a-mazing tracks.
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