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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Charlie speaking to Busted buddies

Charlie Simpson insists there is no animosity between him and his Busted bandmates

Charlie Simpson has insisted there is no animosity between him and his former Busted bandmates.

The 29-year-old singer parted ways with Matt Willis and James Bourne to form his own band Fightstar in 2003. Matt and James have now formed super group McBusted with Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd of McFly.

Charlie told ITV's Lorraine: "There was never any animosity between me and Matt and James and I think... they are obviously doing this supergroup thing now and I'm really happy for them.

"I hadn't spoken to them for a long time, about six or seven years and they rang me and told me they wanted to do that and we're kind of speaking again now, which is really nice, and almost rebuilding our relationship so I'm pleased - everyone is in a good place, everyone is enjoying doing what they're doing and it's all good."

It has been reported that Charlie received a six-figure payout for rights to the band's name.

Matt recently told the Daily Mirror in an interview with McBusted: "There's no room for Charlie Simpson in this band."

James added: "We never had an argument with Charlie. He just had his own agenda, not the same as ours."

Asked on Lorraine about his time in Busted, Charlie said: "It does feel like a lifetime ago - it was a fun time."

Charlie is now working solo and is about to release his second album Long Road Home. He is also about to get married. He revealed: "My backing solo band are my wedding band," but is not sure if he'll sing on the big day, as it would feel like work.

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