Wednesday, July 19 2006, 12:40 BST - by Neil Wilkes
Five former boyband members have come together to form a new "ultimate boyband" with the hopes of staging a triumphant return to the charts.
The group is being put together for a new TV series, Totally Boyband, which airs on MTV from September 17.
The hopefuls in the as-yet untitled five-piece are Another Level's Dane Bowers, age 26; Jimmy Constable of 911, 34; Steps star Lee Latchford Evans, 31; S Club 7's Bradley McIntosh, 24; and 37-year-old Danny Wood of pioneering boyband New Kids On The Block.
The band, who will be managed by Charlotte Church's mentor Jonathan Shalit, met for the first time at a press conference this morning. All claimed to be excited at the prospect of staging a comeback, although Wood was more realistic about their chances. "If it doesn't work out I can just go home," he said, having admitted that he had "no idea" who his new bandmates were.
Cameras will now follow the boys as they write and record their first single, due for release on October 23.
Source: Digital Spy (www.digitalspy.co.uk)