British pop trio Busted have inked a deal to star in their own OSBOURNES-esque reality TV show - which is set to air on MTV networks across the world.

The CRASHED THE WEDDING hitmakers - Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and MATT JAY - will be filmed in a fly-on-the-wall series for which they will be paid an estimated $1.8 million (GBP1 million).

And the boys hope the show will bring them to the attention of the American public.

A source says, "The show could make them global stars.

"The boys are massive in the UK, Europe and Japan and this could widen the net to America. They are young, fun and up for it - all the ingredients which will make the show good viewing.

"Ozzy Osbourne might have the upper hand when it comes to swearing but Busted have a huge female following who will be glued to the screen.

"Sharing GBP1 million is great for the boys anyway. But if the show is a hit they could make loads more from merchandising. Although they are young, the lads have good business heads and wants to capitalise on all their success."

13/07/2004 02:23