Busted in talks with MTV for Osbournes-like reality show

LONDON - Pop trio Busted are in discussions with MTV to do a fly-on-the-wall documentary similar to 'The Osbournes', which could see the band catapulted to stardom in the US.

The deal is reportedly worth £1m, with lucrative merchandising projects to follow if negotiations are successful.

The Busted boys, Matt, James and Charlie, have been a huge success in the UK since their first single, 'That's What I Go to School for', entered the charts in 2001.

Since then they have clocked up three number ones and five top threes, while both of their albums, 'Busted' and 'A Present for Everyone', have hit the number two spot.

The boy band is only lacking in US exposure, however. Most successful UK artists struggle to crack the States -- Robbie Williams has notoriously tried and failed on many occasions.

If the MTV deal does come off, Busted could become a household name in the US.

If you have an opinion on this or any other issue raised on Brand Republic, join the debate in the Forum here.

Topics

Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now
Making media fun again: why we must free our industry from outdated models
Shares0
Share

1 Making media fun again: why we must free our industry from outdated models

The industry needs an audience-first media revolution that balances brand and outcomes, writes Mindshare's global chief executive.

Just published

More