13/05/2016 10:18 BST

Busted Kick Off 'Pigs Might Fly' Tour As They Reunite On Stage For First Time In 12 Years


Busted gave fans the moment they had been waiting over a decade for, as they reunited on stage for the first time in 12 years on Wednesday (11 May) night. 

Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson came together as they opened their 'Pigs Can Fly' tour at London's Wembley Arena. 

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Busted kicked off their 'Pigs Might Fly' tour at Wembley

The band played their last show in 2004, shortly before they split in 2005, and their latest show was almost like they'd never been away. 

The trio rattled through some of their biggest hits including 'Air Hostess', 'What I Go To School For' and 'Year 3000' during their 18 song-strong set list. 

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Charlie Simpson finally agreed to reunite with his bandmates

Matt appeared with his bandmates despite his wife Emma Willis only giving birth to their third child seven days previously

The 'Big Brother' host admitted she was gutted to be missing Busted's first show, as she stayed home with baby Trixie Grace. 

She tweeted: "1st night of the @Busted tour at Wembley tonight. Wish I was there but have the most awesome time @mattjwillis @JamesBourne @charliesimo."

Busted announced news of their reunion last year, after Charlie agreed to rejoin the group. 

He'd previously missed out on Matt and James' collaboration with McFly, when the two groups merged together to become McBusted in 2013.

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Busted's trademark jumps were in check
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Matt Willis' wife Emma only gave birth to their third child last week

Charlie had a complicated relationship with his bandmates, after his decision to quit the group in 2005 prompted them to call it a day. 

Explaining his decision to rejoin this time around, he previously said: “A year ago James and I got together and just started hanging out… and it felt really different, somehow, to how it had ten years ago. And the idea crept into my head after all that time apart: what would Busted look like today?”

Busted released their new single 'Coming Home' earlier this month as a free download to fans. 

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