The Ordinary Boys are an English indie rock band from Worthing, in West Sussex, England. Originally named Next in Line, they were influenced by mod revival and Britpop music, as well as the bands Madness, The Specials, The Kinks and The Smiths. Their name derives from a Morrissey song, "The Ordinary Boys". The membership of the band that split in 2008 consisted of founder members Samuel Preston (vocals, guitar) - generally known simply by his surname "Preston", William Brown (guitar), James Gregory (bass), plus Simon Goldring (drums), who had replaced Charles âChuckâ Stanley in 2005. Following limited success on the UK charts, their popularity revived and grew particularly due to media coverage that the frontman, Samuel Preston, received when participating in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother UK in January 2006, where he also met Chantelle Houghton, who he subsequently married and then divorced. Following the Celebrity Big Brother appearance, sales of the band's albums increased and the "Boys Will Be Boys" single moved from #33 to #3 in four weeks. An infamous media incident occurred when Preston appeared on an episode of BBC's comedy music quiz show 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' broadcast on 14.2.2007 and he terminated his participation in the show by leaving the set during recording when the host Simon Amstell persistently read extracts from his wife Chantelle's at that time recently published autobiography.
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