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Matt Willis: 'I used six grammes of cocaine a day on my own after relapse on Busted Tour'

The Busted star who has three children with TV presenter wife Emma Willis relapsed in 2016.

Watch: Matt Willis admits using six grammes of cocaine a day

Matt Willis has revealed that he was using six grammes of cocaine a day when he relapsed into addiction on a reunion tour with Busted.

The 40-year-old musician and TV presenter — who has three children with wife Emma Willis, 47 — has opened up about his drink and drug addiction battles in a new BBC documentary due to air on Wednesday 17 May.

Matt revealed he was offered the Class A drug after a concert in 2016, having previously been to rehab several times for alcohol addiction.

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He said: "I was like, 'Cocaine wasn’t a problem for me, alcohol was my downfall'

Matt Willis will explore addiction in a documentary. (Getty)
Matt Willis has admitted to using six grammes of cocaine a day. (Getty)

"Within a month I was doing six grammes, bang, bang, bang, bang, on my own every f***ing day and not coming home until 3am in the morning, pretending I was working on my album.

"I wasn’t really writing I was making s*** music in the studio doing coke.

"It was straight back to that shame cycle, the shame of relapse, the same of letting everyone down, the shame of using uncontrollably trying to stop and not being able to."

Busted members (left to right) Charlie Simpson, James Bourne and Matt Willis appearing on the Graham Norton Show filmed at the London Studios. London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Matt Willis with Busted bandmates Charlie Simpson and James Bourne in 2016. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Emma — mother to daughter Isabelle, 13, son Ace, 11, and seven-year-old daughter Trixie with Matt — admitted she failed to spot the signs on her husband's relapse.

She said: "I didn’t expect it. I think because he had been doing so well for such a long time.

"It was the last thing I thought."

Matt has said he was "conniving and manipulative" in hiding his addiction.

Emma Willis (L) and cast member Matt Willis attend the press night after party for
Emma Willis admitted she missed the signs that husband Matt Willis had relapsed in 2016. (Getty Images)

He told the Radio Times: "Addicts are very good at hiding everything. I’m yet to meet a stupid addict. They’re conniving and manipulative."

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The couple married in 2008 with Matt having attended rehab ahead of the wedding. They renewed their vows in 2018.