McFly set to star in own reality show

By: Andrew Joyce | Posted: 18th April 2011

With more and more television channels available to us now, it can be hard for schedulers to find programming to fill the hours they broadcast that aren’t repeats or shows that don’t attract a big audience. One format that’s been embraced by viewers around the country has been the ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary. Following a personality or a character around their daily routines or lives has attracted many a viewer in the lucrative 16 – 35 age group, and it seems the latest celebrities to take this on board are the ever popular boyband, McFly.

The show, wittily titled McFly on the Wall, is set to broadcast on the newly rebranded Channel 5 sister digital channel, 5*, later on this spring after the broadcaster announced their spring highlights earlier this month. Frontman Tom Fletcher said: “We're all really excited to have the chance to show our fans what it's really like being in McFly! We'll have a camera crew following us everywhere, so viewers will get a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes.”

The band have recently been a fixture of the celebrity gossip sphere after their bassist, DougiePoynter, checked himself into rehab following his breakup with The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford. The singer was in rehab for a couple of weeks but has rejoined his bandmates for their forthcoming tour.

The teen heart-throbs join the likes of Peter Andre, Katie ‘Jordan’ Price, and Kerry Katona, who’ve all used these programmes to help boost their profile within the celebrity news and press. Sometimes this has worked to their advantage, opening them up to opportunities that they never would have been offered, but has also opened their private lives behind the scenes to being openly criticised by the masses.

Katie Price recently signed with Sky’s Sky Living channel to carry on the broadcast of her new show after having a very public feud with the way ITV2, the channel which used to broadcast her show, treated her. Sky Living has also previously carried fly-on-the-wall shows from the former Big Brother contestant, Jade Goody, who was once the face of the channel.

Whether the boyband will have Dougie’s recent turbulent times filmed by the programme, and what antics they get up to backstage are yet to be confirmed, but the band have promised that McFly on the Wall will definitely ‘Shine a Light’ on the band’s lives off the stage.
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