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Breaking News: McBusted To Split

Posted by Tom W from Cardiff - Published on 01/04/2015 at 11:59
4 comments » - Tagged as Comedy, Creative Writing, Music, Sport & Leisure, Topical

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It was revealed earlier this morning that McBusted are to split after five months together. The move has been described by their frontmen as ‘consciously uncoupling’, echoing the shock move made by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin last week. 

It is being reported by the world’s media that the “supergroup” will split into two separate groups, although there are no clues yet as to what these bands may be called. 

The news will come as a surprise to many as it follows their successful recent World Tour of England. Tickets were sold out of hand outside many leading venues. Rumour has it that the band couldn’t afford all the security that their new-found fame and 20 members required, and there was too much competition for roles amongst their five vocalists. 

The band, comparable to the Pussycat Dolls for size and Busted for style, tweeted that the music big-time was ‘obviously, outta our league’. 

Twitter has gone hysterical with the news, with many “McFans” comparing the “tragedy” to the recently-prophesised forthcoming flooding in the year 3000, which was supported by the world’s leading scientists in a major UN report released yesterday

Spare a thought especially for McLovin’, who announced recently that he named his TV show after the band, and McDonald, who recently created a large, stacked burger in their honour. 

In the confusion of the media storm surrounding the news, it was wrongly reported earlier that McDonald had been arrested. Indeed, the Daily Mail’s front page this morning read, ‘McDonald Busted’. However, this has since been discounted by McDonald’s and McBusted’s spokespeople. 

One winner of the move, however, may be the police. The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, Alun Michael, wrote on CLIConline, ‘since the formation of the band, hate mail has been a real problem and there has been a real increase in the number of criminals singing McFly songs on arrest.’

The latter point relates to the recent fad of “McBusting”, which has even seen fellow teen heart-throb and all-round criminal, Justin Bieber, join in on the craze during his recent police encounters in LA. 

This week has seen a paradigm shift in relationship etymology, with the extension of marriage to gay couples and the evolution of divorce to ‘consciously uncoupling’. Where now for relationships? Where now for McBusted? 

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4 CommentsPost a comment



Commented 25 months ago - 13th April 2014 - 12:47pm

As long as McFly stay together, I'm fine!



Commented 13 months ago - 2nd April 2015 - 09:27am

You had me until conscious uncoupling :P That, and haven't they been together much longer than five months?


Commented 12 months ago - 24th April 2015 - 09:31am

well that was short lived

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Tom (Sub-Editor)

Commented 12 months ago - 24th April 2015 - 09:32am


Haha :p

Yeah, they have! It was originally published 1st April 2014, but thought it'd be fun to re-use. I maybe should've updated the "five months" bit!

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