Blue star Lee Ryan is denying reports in The Mirror he’s leaving the boy band. “I just want to reassure all our fans I have no plans to leave Blue,” he told The Sun. “In fact, I’m in the studio at the moment with the other boys recording tracks for our fourth album. It’s all going really well and we’re coming up with some great songs, so we’re hardly splitting up.”
Blue’s Lee Makes Complaint Against Police
April 9, 2004 – Radio 1 reports Lee Ryan from Blue has made an official complaint against the police after his arrest for drunk driving last August. The London force released his address to the press and one newspaper published it.
Blue Play Slap ‘Em Or Snog ‘Em
March 27, 2004 – The guys from Blue took part in a politically incorrect game of slap ’em or snog ’em with BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’. Amongst the ladies put to the test with the boy band were former Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton, Kelly Osbourne, Pink, Britney Spears, Liberty X star Michelle Heaton, former S Club singer Rachel Stevens, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, and Jennifer Lopez. They then showed the group photos of several pop beauties bodies with their faces covered, to see if they gave similar responses.
Blue Miss Out On Brits Nominations
January 14, 2004 – After Blue failed to receive a single nomination for this year’s Brit Awards, Simon Webbe wasn’t afraid to voice just how disappointed the boy band is about it. “I’ve got to say I find it hard to swallow when we weren’t nominated,” Webbe admitted to BBC. “but you can’t win everything.”
Blue Not Hopeful For Christmas No.1
December 16, 2003 – Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan of Blue spoke with Radio 1 about ”Signed Sealed Delivered’, the cover they made with the legendary Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone. The group doesn’t believe it will fair well against ‘Pop Idol’ to top the singles charts. “We want to step out of the shadow of collaborating,” they said. “We don’t want to be the band that’s remembered for collaborations. Sir Elton John came along because he is a fan of ours and respected our music, and then Stevie Wonder came up and obviously you’re not going to turn round and say ‘no’ to him either. For us to actually come from England – we’re all from different backgrounds – but from where we first started to end up with Angie Stone and Stevie Wonder, well, that’s thank you to the fans and everyone who’s ever supported us.”
Blue’s Bar-Aged Fans Hot For Action
November 9, 2003 – Blue star Duncan James admits the group’s older fans are much more sexually aggressive than their teen fans. “When we go to the bar after our shows, women over 21 will be all over us,” Duncan gloated. “They grab your di** and stuff like that – especially when they’ve had a few drinks. It’s like walking into a hen party. All these women want a bit of you. I know a lot of fan mail we get is from single mums and women in their late 20s. They love us! They must think ‘Ohh Blue are a bit naughty. They’re sexy and saucy. I like their songs’. So they go out and buy the album. But they wouldn’t buy a Busted album.”