Ordinary Boys’ Preston: ‘I regret walking off ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks”

Singer admits that he's keen to return to the show

Former Ordinary Boys singer Preston says he wishes he hadn’t walked out of BBC TV pop quiz ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ in 2007.

The singer notoriously quit the show midway through filming, after host Simon Amstell repeatedly ridiculed his then-wife Chantelle Houghton‘s personal life and recently-published autobiography.

“I’m struggling to think why I would have acted so weird,” Preston told the BBC about the incident.


“I wanted the floor to swallow up and eat me, so I did the next best thing and ran away, which is terrible, because I’m really not the sort of person to walk away from confrontation, I’m normally the sort of person to talk it out.”

He added that he would like to return to the music comedy show in the future, saying: “I would love to go on there and show them that I’m not a tantrum-y person.”

Speaking of Amstell, Preston said he is “funny, charming and likeable, which made it [walking off] all the more embarrassing”.

Speaking to NME.COM shortly after the incident, Preston called Amstell a “snotty little posh boy”, and accused him of not writing his own jokes for the show.

Preston, who releases his debut solo single ‘Dressed To Kill’ on August 23, also revealed that he regrets the way he handled himself in interviews in the past.

“The more I think about it, the more I realise how wrong I got it the first time around,” he said.


The singer married Houghton shortly after meeting her on the set of reality show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2006. The couple were divorced in November 2007.