ABBA star Agnetha Faltskog left fans devastated by failing to attend a double anniversary party in London, heightening reports she's still bitter over her divorce from former bandmate BJORN ULVAEUS.

A star-studded bash was laid on for the pioneering pop band to mark 30 years since they won the Eurovision Song Contest and five years since the launch of the Abba musical MAMMA MIA!.

But while three band members - Ulvaeus, BENNY ANDERSSON and ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD - enjoyed a special performance of the show and thrilled fans at the PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE, blonde singer Faltskog snubbed the event.

Relations between Faltskog and Ulvaeus have been reportedly strained since the couple divorced in 1981 after a 10-year marriage.

Faltskog has led a hermit-like existence since the band split in 1983, living on a remote island off the coast of Sweden, the band's homeland.

07/04/2004 02:10