Super-group McBusted claim their new name was the best of a bad bunch.

The McFly and Busted lads, who have come together for a UK tour next year, insisted that they have been forced to embrace their unoriginal name.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2013 presented by Vauxhall Adam, Matt Willis joked: ''We'd gone through regretting it, and now we embrace it. We think actually, it's so ****, we quite like it! There was a really **** list of names, and this was the only possible one. It was the best of a really bad bunch.''

Tom Fletcher added: ''Bustfly, they were all on there. I challenge anyone to work out a better one!''

Tom further explained to BANG Showbiz that the transition has been very natural, adding: ''What's awesome about us is that we started off as bands that had a real genuine relationship. We were around at the same time so we've basically been in each others' bands for ten years anyway.''

Matt added: ''We went on the road with each other loads, we were around when McFly started. It's been a really easy transition.

''We've always written songs on tour. And we have a really lengthy tour, so hopefully! We only intended to release nine dates. And we thought we were being really cocky doing that, but now it's 35. It just gets bigger all the time.''