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    She's what Busted went to school for!

    Matt, with band mates Charlie and James
    Busted - don't call them a boy band.
    Dance teacher Michelle Blair talks about her shock in finding out she was the inspiration behind top band Busted's landmark hit. The talented choreographer shared her "secret" with us as she worked with the cast of Cinderella, at St Albans Arena.
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    Fame comes in all shapes and sizes but for teacher Michelle Blair it came as a huge surprise to learn she was the lusted-after Miss McKenzie in Busted's major hit What I Go To School For.

    The 28-year-old, who is the choreographer for the St Albans panto, also doubles as a dance teacher at the famous Sylvia Young theatre school, which is how she came to the attention of wannabe pop star Matt Willis from Busted.

    Michelle Blair
    The real Miss McKenzie

    A few years later Matt used his crush on the pretty dance instructor, changed her name to Miss McKenzie and helped the band have their first hit single.

    The cheeky bass player's secret was safe until Michelle was cajoled into appearing on ITV1's Frank Skinner show recently and the two came face to face in front of a TV audience of millions.

    "It was funny, he was quite embarrassed and I don't think he expected to see me, " Michelle told Beds, Herts and Bucks' Christine McCarthy.

    "But when I first found out about the song and did not even know who Busted were," she said.

    'Cheeky and charming'

    "The band had appeared on radio and Matt mentioned it was a teacher called Michelle who he'd written about.

    "When I arrived in at work everyone was saying 'that song's written about you!' and a little while later he actually confirmed my second name too."

    Michelle said she had no idea of Matt's schoolboy crush, but does remember him as a pupil.

    "He was quite cheeky and charming and always had something to say in class.

    Matt from Busted.
    Matt plays bass guitar

    "He used to tell us he was in a band, but I never dreamed they were going to be this big and I certainly hadn't a clue I was going to feature in one of their songs!"

    Matt, who was at the Sylvia Young theatre school in the late 1990s, paired up with band mates Charlie Simpson and James Bourne and the rest, as they say, is history.

    The lyrics in What I Go To School For, do use a big of artistic licence and do not mirror exactly what went on in the class, said Michelle.

    "For instance, he talks about dropping a pencil and she picks it up, but it was a dance class I taught so there were no pencils.

    "But when they sing about coming to the front of class to see my bum then that could have happened - as we were in dance outfits."

    quote I fight my way to the front of the class,

    To get the best view of her assquote

    From Busted's What I Go To School For
    By James Bourne/Mattie Jay/Charlie Simpson/Steve Robson/John McLaughlin.

    The revelations about her "cameo" in the song have provided a great deal of amusement for Michelle's husband and friends.

    Michelle did speak to Matt a couple of times before the Frank Skinner show and gave an interview for the band's official biography.

    But she still had endure a barrage of requests to appear live on television, when the band were interviewed by Frank Skinner.

    "I did not want to appear like I was jumping on the band wagon of their fame and I was suffering from a bad dose of flu at the time," she said.

    "It was a great idea for a song and I am a big fan of Busted, they really work hard and are just very good at what they do.

    "I'm really proud of them and just pleased that I happen to be 0.5% involved in their success."

    your comments

    amit, Wednesday, 19-Jan-2005 12:18:47 GMT
    i love you charlie! you will be mine!

    Alana, Newcastle Friday, 26-Nov-2004 11:47:26 GMT
    busted your the best . i've just bought your live album and dvd and i'm loving it. going to see you's tonight. see you there. alana x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

    charlotte simpson, manchester Sunday, 28-Nov-2004 10:11:31 GMT
    WHO EVA LOVES BUSTED ROCKS COS THEY TOTALY ROCK AN I WOULD DIE FOR ANY OF EM. I ALSO LOVE MCFLY AN DANNY IS A TOTAL HOTT. GO C,M,J,D,H,T,D.[MCFLY N BUSTED] CHARLIE I LUV U BABE

    , Sunday, 28-Nov-2004 10:16:48 GMT
    I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES I LOVE U CHARLIE I LOVE U MATT I LOVE U JAMES

    Lushious-Linda40J, Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Hampshire Friday, 19-Nov-2004 14:07:06 GMT
    my name is Linda, im a 37 year old fit n sexy mummy of three who are all dedicated Busted fans. I will admit that i am a huge fan too but happen to have a soft spot for you.just had a new tattoo, the same as the one on Matts hand, see even us mummys are besotted with you Matt, my aim is too one day meet you as ive only got as far as to get a "sorry" from you in wembley when you flicked me with sweat!!! I was in the front row and had to wipe my arm as you flicking ya head so much ha ha!!! I even wore my pink vest with MUMMY LOVES MATT on it!!! BUSTED 4EVA and keep this mummy smiling babe!! xxxx also, michelle, you are the luckiest lady ever to be the "real" miss mckenzie, well done and you sound the lovliest lady ever, i bet your husband is very proud of you xxx

    Nadine, Germany Wednesday, 20-Oct-2004 11:12:47 BST
    Matt I love you sooooooooo much!!!!!! You are the best.....

    sam, raeding Thursday, 16-Sep-2004 20:00:30 BST
    well i have kissed all three of them, and matt will be mine

    yaiza, spain Friday, 17-Sep-2004 18:25:29 BST
    i'd like the group of busted you are the bests!! i love you james!!!!

    Anne-marie, Barrow in Furness Tuesday, 24-Aug-2004 21:32:54 BST
    Charlie is soooooooooooo fit, i love him more than anyone! I'v seen them in conset and I'm seein them again. great story by the way. I love Charlie me 4 charlie

    microfatcat, plymouth devon! Tuesday, 24-Aug-2004 11:35:32 BST
    GO BUSTED! ROCK ON!

    THE REAL MRS WILLIS, MANCHESTER Wednesday, 18-Aug-2004 13:58:03 BST
    iv met busted loadsa tyms n they r all so friendly xxx i have EVERY cd theyv done Near enuf every picture ther is of em xx i love matt i love matti love matti love matti love matti love matti love matti love matti love matti love matti love matt

    Mrs Rachel Willis, Bridport Tuesday, 20-Jul-2004 10:48:50 BST
    I LOVE MATT 4EVA HE IS SOOOOOOOO FIT!!!! I WILL MARRY HIM ONE DAY JUST YOU WATCH!!!! I SAW HIM IN CONCERT IN EXETER ON SUNDAY 18TH JULY 2004 AND HE IS FITTER THAN EVER IN REAL LIFE!!!! I LOVE ALL YOU BUSTED BOYS!!! I NEED YOU HEAR WITH ME !!!!!!!!!!

    xx claire xx, glasgow Monday, 28-Jun-2004 17:03:35 BST
    matt is not only the sexiest member of busted but is the sexiest man in the music business! my heart aches when i hear his name. he is soo sexy- ecspecially his voice, smile, eyes and ass! your mine baby! contact me if you want to have fun babe- and i wont have to jump!

    claire, glasgow Monday, 28-Jun-2004 16:50:55 BST
    the real miss mckenzie is actually prettier than i imagined. but im sorry miss- hes mine! rock on matt! you are soo fit and i sware to god if i dont marry you i sware ill scream. i love you soo much- my heart is pounding! love you babe- email me! xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Lise and Rach!, Aylesbury! Tuesday, 01-Jun-2004 19:06:58 BST
    Woo! Busted rock forever! We love them! Matt is the fittest guy ever! And Charlie rocks! Woo BUSTED ARE THE BEST! Lise and Rach xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    koran , , GRANTHAM Monday, 31-May-2004 17:25:35 BST
    I AM MATTIES SECRET GIRLFRIEND AND SOON WE WILL B MARRIED!!

    Sarah Mcginty, newcastle Wednesday, 26-May-2004 14:08:58 BST
    I think u r all complete freaks - i luv matt i luv charlie i luv james - grow up there singers and bass players not b**dy modles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    laura lusted, ryde Friday, 21-May-2004 10:33:52 BST
    hi every body i love u

    smiley, Bridgwater Friday, 07-May-2004 19:04:06 BST
    the story is gr8 jus like busted james is the fittest out of busted but the ova 2 r pretty fine i love busted so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to the busted boi's smiley ;)

    Jackie Plant, Australia (melborne) Sunday, 02-May-2004 02:48:26 BST
    i luv charlie he is sooooooooooo cute so is james and mattie i luv the band u guys rule thousands of kiss for charlie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and! hugs

    Rachel Dillon, Beckenham Thursday, 29-Apr-2004 16:00:44 BST
    I love Matt SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, and I think she (Michelle Blair) is soooo lucky dat Matt likes HER!!!

    emma willis, derby Wednesday, 28-Apr-2004 12:48:08 BST
    i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva i love matt he is hunky, fit,sexy,gorge and he is mine 4eva and i love him more then ellie!!! love u loads matt!!

    luvinchrisbourne, scotland Sunday, 18-Apr-2004 18:44:44 BST
    i thought she was his science teacher or thats what i heard anyway

    emzluvzmatt!, bolton Sunday, 18-Apr-2004 17:15:31 BST
    y did i miss that episode?? evri1 sed he luked so fine! always iz! lol! im so sad! emz xxxxxxxx

    bou to all other artists they are busted they are bad...Busted are the BEST, Friday, 16-Apr-2004 21:04:46 BST
    I Love U busted! Have both your Cd's....you are THE BEST....Very sensitive story....It's MY Favourite....Sleeping with the light on is the best one...Year 3000 and cruch the wedding and Losing You. Love alllll your songs...Love U 2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxKISSES

    katie willis, london Thursday, 15-Apr-2004 21:30:06 BST
    i love matt willis soooooo much marry me please

    trina4matt, ireland Thursday, 15-Apr-2004 15:35:49 BST
    i love matt he is sooooooooo fit i love him to bits

    Liz Bourne (Jamez gal), London Tuesday, 13-Apr-2004 20:43:47 BST
    I Luv James Bourne -(he rocks my world) btw, I will always luv Matt n Chaz as well!! TOP THREE BUFFEST BOIS R = DE BUSTED LADS!

    stephanie jay, n ireland Tuesday, 13-Apr-2004 19:14:14 BST
    I LUV MATT I LUV MATT

    Hilda, Chester Wednesday, 07-Apr-2004 14:53:48 BST
    OMG!! How old r u people??? Theres more to Busted than "gorgeous Matt" or "Sexy Charlie" God u do my head in

    rachie, woking yeah!! Sunday, 04-Apr-2004 20:30:32 BST
    wow i love matt soooo much! but i cant have him :'( o well! i can dream! (but he might be my soulmate so if u r reading this matt call me!)

    stuart, liverpool Wednesday, 31-Mar-2004 15:31:01 BST
    does anyone know the name of the girl who PLAYS miss mckenzie in the video???

    lauren, penicuik Wednesday, 31-Mar-2004 11:15:15 BST
    busted totally rok.i saw them in concert the other week & they sounded gr8.charlie ws lookin as hot as usual;-)

    lindsey, wincanton Sunday, 28-Mar-2004 17:04:21 BST
    I LOVE BUSTED

    isabelle luvs matt, barnsley Saturday, 27-Mar-2004 20:05:00 GMT
    i went to see busted at sheffield arena on the 21st march and matt looked so sexy i couldn't take me eyes of him i love him so much he is gorgous i love u lots babe luv isabelle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    James is Mine and so is Matt XXX, Southend On Sea Friday, 26-Mar-2004 06:22:13 GMT
    i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and jam! es i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i ! love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james i love u matt and james

    Victori mapley, cardiff Monday, 22-Mar-2004 09:55:11 GMT
    i cant wait in november i get 2 c gorgeous matt love u babe x so muchxxxxxxxx

    Saerom, London Sunday, 21-Mar-2004 20:01:24 GMT
    I love BUSTED they r cool boyz!Espesially James hez sooooooooooo cute!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Sarah, London Sunday, 21-Mar-2004 19:55:24 GMT
    Hi James,I love u your soooooooooooo cute i love u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kim ottaway, redditch Wednesday, 10-Mar-2004 15:36:06 GMT
    busted are da best and who ever takes da mick out of them are losers.luv you 4eva busted xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Mouse Ears, Oldham! WOOO! lolz in manchester! Tuesday, 09-Mar-2004 16:38:15 GMT
    They are just soooooooo sweet! BLESS EM! Awww LUV YA LADS!! Luv Mouse Ears - Slave to Busted 4eva! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1 million and x 1 kisses 4 u!

    sarah, wigan Thursday, 04-Mar-2004 15:18:36 GMT
    i think the story is sweet. i love busted. they are my fave band. im there number 1 fan!!!! my walls, ceiling and landing walls are full of busted pics. I LOVE YOU BUSTED. XXXXXXXXXX

    emma, peterborough Sunday, 22-Feb-2004 12:58:37 GMT
    I LOVE BUSTED!!!!!busted r the best band alive and i love em all they r all supa FIT and av gr8 voices. i wish 1 day ill meet em!!! and cnt wait 2 c them in march and july. im there numba1 fan!!!! and i av all there cd's books, im c'in them twice :-) and my walls r plasterd in them.!!!!!!!!!!i love busted!!!!!!

    Brionny, Scotland Sunday, 08-Feb-2004 21:53:09 GMT
    Matt is sooooooo fine & sooooooo fit!!!! Busted rock man!!!!! Cant wait till March 2 c me gorge boiz!!!!!

    Ellie Willis (Yep, I am married to Matt), Bristol Saturday, 07-Feb-2004 23:36:56 GMT
    Aww, bless Matthew! When I saw the frank skinner episode the embarrassed face he made was really cute!! Aww, i find everything about him really sexy, his looks, his voice... mmm

    kaylie , hastings Friday, 30-Jan-2004 20:54:19 GMT
    hi i think that charlie is so fitt and that james is ok and matt is cool i love their songs and hope to meet them 1 day pro soon

    emily, the bride of busted, Leicester Friday, 30-Jan-2004 12:28:05 GMT
    I saw the Frank Skinner episode and thought it was brilliant. I loved the face Matt pulled in embarrasement! I luv Busted sooooooo much and think that teacher is lovely. Mattie, James and Charlie - can't wait to see u all in March!!!

    Patrina Sammon, Athlone town Ireland Monday, 19-Jan-2004 12:02:04 GMT
    Luv the story. Matt is sooooooo fine i luv busted to bits they Rock. no1 fan. luv ye guys 4eva Trina xxxXxxx

    EMMA OSBORNE, derby Thursday, 15-Jan-2004 13:06:58 GMT
    i love mattie from busted i am obsessed with him i love him better then anyone else love u matt!!!!!!!!!!

    Jane McDonald, Massey, Auckland, NZ Sunday, 18-Jan-2004 22:08:02 GMT
    There's actually a really cool teacher in Auckland, NZ, called Ms Mackenzie - this song reminds me of her!

    kate lodge, widley Sunday, 18-Jan-2004 17:16:47 GMT
    cool story. i love matt 4eva!

    carly b, berwick upon tweed Sunday, 18-Jan-2004 18:34:21 GMT
    gr8 story! cool teacher, gr8 band! i think mattie is sexy! i luv busted! 4eva! 2k4!

    Karen, Billericay, Essex Thursday, 08-Jan-2004 19:02:38 GMT
    What a great story. It's nice to hear a song thats based on some one. James is the best!

    Simon, Amersham Monday, 22-Dec-2003 21:51:02 GMT
    great heartwarming story!

    Virginia Woolf, London Thursday, 01-Jan-2004 18:18:22 GMT
    a heartrending tale of love at first sight. - Just like when i first saw you (Matt) YOU ROCK FIT---NESS!

    Michaela, Innsbruck / Austria Saturday, 03-Jan-2004 11:24:52 GMT
    what a nice story! i think she's nice teacher.

     

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