Doherty bids to reform Libertines

Pete Doherty is begging his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat to reunite the British rock band.

Pete Doherty is begging his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat to reunite the British rock band.

The Libertines split in 2004, after Doherty was booted from the band following a series of bust-ups with Barat over the troubled star's drug use. Doherty was also jailed for breaking into his pal's London home.

Doherty went on to perform and record with Babyshambles, while Barat formed Dirty Pretty Things; but neither have emulated the hype or success they enjoyed with The Libertines - and they have been dogged by reunion rumours ever since.

And, after claiming to have kicked his long-term addictions to heroin and crack cocaine, Doherty insists he is now ready to reform the band - and he's calling on Barat to forgive and forget their troubled past.

He tells BBC radio: "He doesn't want to go down the same path and pick up the pieces again. He still thinks I'm surrounded by this dark energy so (reunion won't happen) until I can prove I'm worth the risk.

"There's obviously suggestions put forward and offers made so it's not about the money for him otherwise we would have reformed already. He just wants to make sure it's right."

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