Blue pull out of eight Big Reunion tour dates
Blue have infuriated ITV bosses after pulling out of eight of the 12 'Big Reunion' tour dates due to "prior commitments"
Blue have reportedly angered ITV bosses after opting out of eight of the 12 'Big Reunion' tour dates.
The boy band were late to sign up to the show - which documents the comebacks of Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, 911, 5ive, Liberty X and Honeyz - compared to their fellow acts, and have agreed to perform at only four of the UK tour gigs due to "prior commitments."
A source told The Sun newspaper: "ITV weren't best pleased. Their priority is 'The Big Reunion' and they think Blue's priority is Blue.
"Blue will perform at four of 'The Big Reunion' shows. They are unable to appear at the remaining dates because of prior commitments."
Insiders close to the boy band revealed the lads were tempted to scrap 'The Big Reunion' tour altogether to focus on their own run of gigs, which will start in September.
The source added: "The boys were happy to appear in the show but there is a feeling they are too successful to be tagging along with the other bands."
The 'One Love' hitmakers - who are made up of Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa - previously split in 2005 but are now preparing to release their new single 'Hurt Lovers' next month.
Viewers will see Blue perform live in the final episode of 'The Big Reunion' tonight (28.03.13) on ITV2 at 9pm.