Four wives, three kids, two long-term relationships… McBusted reveal just how they¹ve been so lucky!
They may be the UK’s biggest supergroup, but beyond the mayhem ofscreaming fans and sold-out arena tours, we chat to McBusted about family time and the simpler things in life. From Hollywood love rivals to forgetting major holidays, Matt Willis, 32, Tom Fletcher, 29, Dougie Poynter, 27, Danny Jones, 29, and Harry Judd, 29, share the secrets of their success away from the stage.
You’re one short today, boys where’s James?
Matt: [Laughs] Has he done a Zayn? No, he’s in New York for a couple of weeks working on a musical he wrote.
Tom: He just wanted to see the Empire State Building really.
Harry: We might as well get rid of Matt too and go back to McFly!
So is this the beginning of the end for McBusted?
Harry: No, we were like: ‘It doesn¹t matter. Go and do it James whatever!’
Matt: We never planned anything with this band. Things just kept happening. We’re just going with it and when it¹s not happening anymore, it’s not happening.
Your last tour was called McBusted’s Most Excellent Adventure Tour, but what’s been the most excellent adventure of your lives?
Harry: I’d say the whole of McBusted’s journey so far.
Danny: Walking to my local Co-op is quite a good adventure.
Harry: Oh shit, trick question! I mean, er, marriage is the most excellent adventure of my life.
Matt: Yeah, marrying Emma has been quite good, too.
Harry: There are less explosions on tour than there are in marriage!
Matt and Tom, how did you celebrate Father¹s Day?
Matt: Emma forgot Father’s Day last year. It got to the evening and I said: ‘Emma, you do realise it’s Father’s Day, don’t you?’ She just said: ‘Oops.’ I have to go so over the top for Mothers Day and plan so much stuff as well!
Tom: I forgot Mother’s Day. That was bad. But we were in America, so I kind of got out of it by celebrating it on the American date.
Did Emma make it up to you, Matt?
Matt: Maybe [winks]! It¹s the day after our daughter’s birthday, so I suppose we¹ve got other things to think about.
Matt: Unfortunately, it’s all about her [laughs].
Did the rest of you go all out to spoil your dads?
Harry: That’s where my wife Izzy comes in handy she’s very good at remembering to send cards and I just sign them.
Danny: Don’t admit that!
Harry: Well, I write them to my family and just sign them to hers.
Dougie: What do you write?
Harry: Father, happy day. From Son.
Tom, do you feel robbed of your Celebrity Dad Of The Year title?
Harry: What! Who won it this year?
Tom: Old Gary Barlow.
Any fighting talk?
Harry: You¹re a shit dad, Barlow! [Laughs]
Any plans to extend the family, Tom?
Tom: I need to remember how it happens first
Harry: He’s too busy just trying to get it up.
Tom: Giovanna and I want more kids, but we¹ve no set plans and don¹t want to put pressure on ourselves.
Danny and Harry, do you want kids soon? You’ve both been married a while
Harry: I’d like kids, but when is the question. You can’t really plan these things. We’re letting Tom have his moment in the limelight with Buzz cos once we’ve got kids they won’t have a look-in!
Matt, how do you deal with all the admirers Emma gets?
Matt: I get loads of people saying: ‘Mate, you’re such a lucky ahem.’ I
just agree like: ‘Yeah, I am! My wife is f***ing fit!’
Emma recently said Justin Timberlake wanted to date her before you both
got together. Why do you think she chose you?
Matt: Cos I’m rad! I don’t know. I think they were at a party together and
then things were over-exaggerated.
Harry: That’s what you think. She follows him on Twitter they could be
Matt: [Laughs] Oh right. I¹ll check her phone tonight.
Oh. Have you ever checked Emma’s phone before?
Matt: No! This has suddenly got weird [laughs].
You’re currently touring Europe with One Direction. How’s that going?
Dougie: It’s awesome.
Tom: Their fans have no idea who we are.
Harry: But we’ve no idea who they are!
Danny: We’ve never released albums in most of these places before.
How are the 1D boys doing?
Tom: We all fly at different times and just see each other in passing.
Danny: I play golf with Niall [Horan] on days off. We’ve been doing some sessions on new material for them and have some good stuff. Fingers crossed the rest of the band like them.
It’s 12 years since McFly first formed. Where will you all be in 12 more years?
Harry: Hopefully in a band with Mc’ in the name.
Harry: Imagine if that’s what I resort to?
Tom: Keeping the brand alive.
Danny: You could put the drums on your back and dance at the same time
McBusted’s Most Excellent Adventure Tour Live At The O2 is out now on Blu-ray and DVD