Lee Ryan looks so different in throwback clip as Blue announce comeback tour

Lee Ryan and Anthony Costa have been left looking red faced after This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby played footage of them singing from 1999.

The ITV presenters, who recently had to apologise on air after a guest swore, were busy interviewing boyband Blue on their comeback tour next year before bringing up the footage from over 20 years ago.

Simon Webbe, 45, Duncan James, 43, Anthony, 40, and 38 year old Lee all said in unison: "We are going on tour!" before being questioned on their timing.

Phillip, 59, asked: "There's been some umming and ahhing between you guys. So why is the time right now?"

Anthony explained: "Well to be honest Phil we wanted to do it but because of the whole Covid situation, we just didn't have the time.

"Plus it was our 20th anniversary, so we just felt now is the right time.

"Then we rang up our mates Atomic Kitten and we were like, 'Do you wanna come on tour with us?' and they said yeah.

"So it's going to be like a big ol' pop reunion. Bit of nostalgia."

When asked about new music, Simon said there's "some stuff in the pipeline" and teased that they could release new music during their tour next year.

Phillip then decided to bring back old footage of Anthony and Lee auditioning to join the This Morning boyband as he said: "You can't see us, so you can't see this, but we're going to do it anyway, because we can.

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"So Lee and Anthony auditioned for a boyband position on This Morning back in 1999, you were going to be managed by Simon Cowell to be part of This Morning's boyband, but nothing ended up coming of that.

"But we just so happen to have the clip. Let's enjoy it now…"

Anthony could be seen wearing a black T-shirt as he belted out the lyrics of Outside by George Michael in short clip. The video then switched to Lee looking dapper in a forest green shirt as he sang Swear It Again by Westlife.

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Holly, 40, who recently looked gorgeous in a pink jumper, gushed: "Aw look at those fresh faces! Sounded good though boys, sounded very good."

Lee replied: "You know you guys gave us our careers really, that was my first ever intro."

"You actually owe us back 15 per cent," Phil joked as they all laughed.

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