From 27th March 2003
NOTE: The words are not exact, but you get the idea.. but if anyone has the exact transcript, feel free to email it to me! Anyway, thanks to Janie for sending me this. Oh, and the bits in s were not in the actual web chat, Janie added them, and I kept the ones that I think are worth keeping!
We couldn't believe our luck when three of the fittest lads in pop strolled into our office. Have a chat with Charlie, Mattie and James..
If you were any animal, what would you be?
Matt: A tiger
Charlie: Yeah me too, a tiger
What's the weirdest gift you've had from a fan?
Charlie: A triple breasted bra, like in our video!
James: A ping pong ball with a face drawn on.
If you could be anyone else in the world who would you be?
Matt: Jackie Chan
Charlie: Yeah, Superman.
If you were trapped on a desert island with a female celeb, who would it be?
Matt: Lucy Lui.
Charlie: Tara Reid or Britney.
James: Avril Lavigne.
If you could slap anyone in the world, who would it be?
Charlie: Louis Walsh!
James: And me.
Matt: I'd follow them up with a firm punch.
What's the best holiday you've been on?
James: Cornwall last year
What do you think the Year 3000 is really like?
Matt: Hopefully not as wet!
Do you really have a psycho girlfriend?
James: I did, but she was too much and I got rid of her
What colour of socks are you wearing?
James: Always white Wilson tennis socks with a red W.
Matt: Burgundy socks.
Charlie: Dark blue.
I think the nurse in the new video is fit - any of you get her number?
James: No, but I saw up her skirt!
What's your favourite song ever?
Matt: Stinker! That's too hard.
James: Michael Jackson's 'Scream' or 'Black and White'
Charlie: 'The Man Who Sold The World' by Nirvana. It was a cover of David Bowie.
What's your favourite TV programme?
James: I just ordered the whole series of Def Comedy Jam.
Matt: I'm really getting into 24 at the moment.
Charlie: The Simpsons - cool surname!
Who has the smelliest feet?
Matt: Charlie, but the combined stench of James and Charlie is a smell not to be reckoned with..
What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought?
Charlie: A Porsche.
James: Some equipment for my studio.
Matt: I bought my mum a car.
Did you see the Michael Jackson documentary? What did you think after watching it?
James: He's still a legend - he's even more of a legend actually.
Matt: It's Michael Jackson - he's such a weirdo but he's harmless
Question for Matt – who would win a fight, Charlie or James?
Matt: Ooh good one. First of all, there are two sides to this. Charlie is big and when he loses his temper its horrific, but James is the most competitive person in the world so he wouldn't stop 'til he won.
What's the most embarrassing thing to happen to you on stage?
Matt: I turned round once and there was a camera on me and I was bending over, and on the screen next to me was a massive TV screen of my arse!
Did you do all of the BMX stunts in the 'You Said No' video?
James: Yes, of course we did!
Do you wear make up in your shoots or are you naturally good looking?
Charlie: Yeah, sometimes we do and sometimes we don't, but I tend not to like it.
What do you think about the war on Iraq?
Charlie: Everyone's entitled to their opinion, which is usually fed on what we hear from the media, and no one knows how much truth there is in that.
Who's the fittest celeb you've snogged?
Matt: I've never snogged a celeb in my life
James: No, I haven’t either
Charlie: Heidi from the Sugababes
How old were you when you first snogged a girl?
Who are you currently dating?
Matt: Liz Hurley
James: I'm dating a few girls
Charlie: Pamela Anderson
Charlie, is it true you lost your virginity on a train?
If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
Matt: I'd love to do Tiny Dancer with Elton John
James: Justin Timberlake
Charlie: Chino Morino
James, is it true you leave a mess everywhere, except your own space?
James: No I'm the tidiest member of Busted!
Matt: I confess James is the tidiest member and Charlie is the messiest.
What's the best mag to have interviewed you?
Would you ever enter a TV talent programme like Pop Idol or Pop Stars?
Matt: I would rather wax every hair off my body than ever enter any one of those shows! Manufactured success.
Charlie: No way!
Mattie, what do you think of Girls Aloud?
Charlie: He loves them more than anything in the whole world.
Matt: I have no problem with Girls Aloud but I have a problem with their manager - he needs to keep his mouth shut about things he doesn’t know about.
Do you do typical pop star things? Have you ever trashed a hotel room?
Matt: We ended up having to be moved 3 times in the Inter Continental as we broke so many things!
Who is the best looking in the band, and you can't say yourself!
Charlie: Our manager, Rashman.
Matt: Rash man - the man with the rash. I'd go so far as to say he's the best looking goblin in the world, and that's only cause he's not green.
Who is the biggest flirt?
Matt: I get told I'm an outrageous flirt all the time but I don't purposely flirt.
James, what is your natural hair colour? Is it ginger?
James: It was blonde when I was a kid but it's darker now. It goes blonde in the summer.
Are you looking forward to Club Detention? Mattie, Girls Aloud will be there!
Matt: It's going to be a good gig. As for Girls Aloud..
Did you enjoy the Smash Hits tour? Where was the best venue?
Matt: Sheffield was great
Charlie: It was really good fun, the first time we'd properly played in arenas
If you weren't in a band what would you be doing right now?
Matt: Well I would be trying to be in a band.
Charlie: I'd like to do music journalism.
Who's your ideal girl?
Charlie: Well, my little Something Corporate fan, [she signed off as 'Punk Rock Princess'], my fave girl is Britney.
James: Avril Lavigne.
I'm looking forward to the tour, are there any surprises?
Charlie: Wait and see!!
What advice would you give a girl who wants to be a singer, and in a band?
Charlie: Buy some Hole records
James: Listen to a lot of girl artists and see how they've done it.
Would you snog a fan *hint hint*?
Charlie: Well that kind of depends on the situation..
What's your favourite song on the album just now?
James: What I Go To School For. And I like Loser Kid. And Sleeping With The Light On.
Charlie: When Day Turns Into Night.
Daddy or chips?
Do you find work hard sometimes?
James: Sometimes when you're tired you feel like you cant do anymore you feel mentally and physically drained, and when people ask the same questions over and over again, you want to kick their head in for being so thick and lazy for not looking it up in the first place, and I'm really going on now..
What's your favourite aftershave?
James: Blue jeans
Charlie: Aqua gio
Matt: Hugo boss
Is it true that Sleeping With The Light On is the next single?
James: It's out in July.
Charlie: And then Loser Kid in November.
What's your favourite food?
Matt: Thai green curry.
What's your best chat up line?
Charlie: I hate chat up lines.
James: They're corny.
What's your favourite film?
Charlie: American History X.
Matt: Back To The Future.
What are you giving your mum for mother's day?
James: Me and my brothers' faces imposed inside a crystal and it says Nick and James forever frozen.
Charlie: I've still got to buy a present.
Matt: I've got her a really good card but no present yet.
What's your fave part of a girl's body?
That's all we've got time for, thank you for all the questions.
James: See you on the tour.
Charlie: Thank you very much for logging on and hope to see you soon, make sure you've got a ticket for the tour!
Matt: Bye, take care and see you soon.