News of the World has reports from women claiming to have slept with Blue stars Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, and Duncan James. “Charming is NOT the word I’d use to describe Antony,” complained Natalie Yates. “When he did talk to me he kept prattling on about me having a body like Jodie Marsh. I was so insulted. I’ve got a good figure and boobs—hers are like spaniels’ ears. No wonder he couldn’t wait to get his hands on mine.”
‘Big Brother’ Victor’s Threat To Blue
August 14, 2004 – The Mirror reports that ‘Big Brother’ loser Victor had a bust-up with Lee Ryan the other night at the Cirque club in London, angry with his Blue bandmate Duncan James for insulting him on E4. “Lee said that if Victor was threatening Duncan then he was threatening him,” a source revealed. “Then one of his mates shoved Lee. Eight of Victor’s mates surrounded him and Lee went to shove him back, but security men jumped in before it got messy. Lee was escorted to the VIP area by the bouncers for his own protection. But when he left the club, Victor shouted at him that he and Duncan should watch their backs.”
Simon Webbe Spins As Blue Takes A Break
July 27, 2004 – The Daily Star reports that Simon Webbe of Blue Simon has been DJ’ing at elite London nightspot, Cirque. “Simon is really looking forward to playing some of his favourite music,” a spy said. “He’s looking at what to do when Blue take their year off as a certain member of the group is hoping to crack America.”
Blue To Split Next Year?
July 4, 2004 – The People reports that Lee Ryan told partygoers at Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball that Blue will split after a money-spinning tour to pay off taxes. “He told us that the guys want to do a final tour,” a friend of the singer revealed. “It’s so they can all cover their tax debts and walk away with a fortune. Blue have made a lot of money over the past few years as one of Britain’s biggest groups. But now the taxman is looking to take a large chunk of that cash off each of them. So they want to clean up on their last tour and painlessly pay off the taxman.”