BBC Breakfast fans are stunned after Blue appeared on Friday’s show, without bandmate Lee Ryan.
The singer, 39, was missing from the foursome as Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa promoted their latest album and upcoming tour.
Fans soon noticed his absence and took to social media to ask where the singer was.
Someone missing? BBC Breakfast fans are stunned after Blue appeared on Friday’s show, without bandmate Lee Ryan
They asked, ‘Where is the 4th member of Blue?’
While another quipped: ‘Bold of @officialblue to replace Lee Ryan with Charlie Stayt ahead of their new tour but I’m here for it’.
It comes after Lee was arrested after behaving “intimidated” and “crazy” on a British Airways flight in August.
He has been MIA for a while since the incident and missed the band’s performance at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on concert last month.
MIA: The singer, 39, was missing from the foursome as Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa promoted their latest album and upcoming tour
According to LancsLivewhen asked where the singer was, the band replied that he was “taking time off.”
Lee is said to have been abusive to the cabin crew when they refused to serve him an alcoholic drink and he was handcuffed after the plane landed.
Ryan has previously spoken out about his struggle with alcohol, having described himself as a “good alcoholic” for 10 years.
The former pop star, who has appeared on Celebs Go Dating, told in 2019 how he still drinks socially but not ‘inside’.
Where’s Lee? Fans soon noticed his absence and took to social media to ask where the singer was
Staff are believed to have emailed ahead, leading a police van to meet the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant on the runway as police boarded the British Airways flight.
He is said to have spent the night in a cell after being arrested on suspicion of public order violations.
One passenger, who claimed the incident delayed the flight by 20 minutes, said: The sun: ‘He became aggressive towards the flight attendants when it became clear that he would not have alcohol.
“At one point he left his seat and started pacing up and down the aisle despite being told to sit down — he even ran behind the cabin crew curtains. It was insane behaviour.’
Not good: It comes after Lee was arrested for behaving ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ on a British Airways flight in August
Another said: ‘The way he acted was really intimidating.’
He later took to Twitter to apologize for the incident: “A note from Lee. Over the past few days, I’ve had a lot of time to think about my behavior and how it affects people around me.
“As it’s well documented, I’ve always had my struggles with alcohol and often said or done stupid things because of it, which in turn has caused problems for myself and those around me. For that, I want to apologize to anyone I’ve hurt or offended.’
Lee added: “Last week I behaved inappropriately on a flight to London and I want to apologize to the airline staff, everyone on the flight, as well as my band members, my family and our fans.
Exciting! Lee’s absence discussed with the rest of the band their upcoming UK tour with B*Witched and Megan McKenna in December
“The time has come for me to take responsibility for the root cause of these problems, and for that reason I’m making less time for the time being to seek professional help and spend time with my family.
“I am aware of how my behavior affects others, and by embarking on this journey of working on my mental health, I hope to become a better person for it.”
In Lee’s absence, the rest of the band discussed their upcoming UK tour with B*Witched and Megan McKenna in December.
Duncan revealed: ‘The double denim is back! It’s going to be a big old pop reunion!’
The band’s reunion tour – originally scheduled for September 2022 – was initially set to mark two decades since the 2001 release of their hit debut album, All Rise, but has now been postponed. until Dec.
Their new album Heart and Soul is out now, which will be their first LP since 2015.
The album is said to be a return to their signature soulful style, but will feature both up-tempo and slow songs.
Epic comeback: Their new album Heart and Soul is out now, which will be their first LP since 2015’s Colors