Music industry bosses have ordered boy band Blue to go on a crash diet and exercise regime before they embark on their arena tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn (03).

The band's management think Lee Ryan and Antony Costa have put on too much weight - while Duncan James and Simon Webbe have become too thin.

Hunky Duncan says, "When you go into TV stations, you get a request list of what you want in the dressing rooms. We always ask for a kettle to make honey and lemon tea to help our throats and voices.

"We normally get crisps and chocolates too, but we are only being allowed fresh fruit."

The FLY BY singer adds, "Simon and I have got to put on weight because we have got high metabolisms."

However, Lee is not finding it easy to stick to the new plans, and moans, "We've got a strict regime. We've got a month to go, but I've done nothing. I'm eating healthily though."

12/10/2003 10:08