Busted fans aren’t the only ones shaking with excitement over the band’s surprise comeback, as Emma Willis and are right there with us.
Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne have announced they’ll be and are also set to release new versions of their biggest hits, including Year 3000 and What I Go To School For.
Their UK tour will kick off this September visiting a host of cities such as Cardiff, , Glasgow, Liverpool and before wrapping up in Manchester three weeks later.
Matt’s wife Emma, 47, was one of the first celebrities to rejoice in the exciting news, and shared the announcement to her Instagram stories alongside a photo of her rocker husband, 39, with the caption: ‘Fit,’ alongside a gif featuring a flashing heart.
The ex-Big Brother host added: ‘Well this is gonna be fun!!’
Former Love Island host Laura, 37, was also loving the good news and commented on Matt’s Instagram post: ‘Yes Matt!’ with clapping emoji.
Once the news was out James, 39, gave fans another treat by sharing a new picture of the boys posing on a set of stairs and revealed: ‘‘The truth is we’ve been recording in Los Angeles since January… secrets out! see you on tour.’
Matt joked in the comments section: ‘Who’s that good looking guy at the back?’
Busted, who made their debut more than 20 years ago, are set to release no fewer than 15 songs.
However, rather than brand new tracks, the three-piece have created reworks of some of their most iconic songs and will perform them alongside some other major names from the scene.
The first release is a new version of Loser Kid, from Busted’s debut album; the track will hit airwaves on April 14 and will feature pop rock stars Simple Plan. Other upcoming singles will have special guests McFly, All Time Low and more, with names to be released at a later date.
It comes after Charlie teased the epic reunion during a chat with Lorraine Kelly, saying: ‘‘It is the 20 year anniversary for Busted this year.
‘Sworn to secrecy again… but there may be some stuff in the pipeline.’
Busted were first formed in 2000 and released their first, self-titled album in 2002, before their 2003 album A Present For Everyone threw them into even wider fame.
Their split in 2005 devastated fans, with many remembering genuine tears in the playground the day the news was announced; all three went on to form solo careers or front new bands.
Tickets for the tour will go on general sale at 9am on March 31, however fans who sign up to Busted’s mailing list will receive access to a pre-sale from 9am on March 29.