Atomic Kitten have rubbished reports they have split for good - they are just taking a break so singer Natasha Hamilton can spend more time with her baby son.

Newspaper reports this morning (30JAN04) claim the British chart trio planned to go their separate ways after a forthcoming British tour - but Hamilton insists she, Jenny Frost and Liz Mcclarnon will reform, once she's had the chance to spend quality time with 17-month old JOSH.

A statement from the group's management company reads, "There is no doubt that lots of people will be saying that the girls have split up for good, but the truth is that's not the plan. Take it from us, 'This is not the end.'"

Hamilton, 21, says, "I knew the time would come when I needed to take time out - luckily the band's in great shape.

"I've not really had a moment to be with Josh consistently and properly since he was born, having released two albums and six singles since 2002 and promoted them around the world."

"I have wonderful mates in Jen and Liz, at my management company and at INNOCENT RECORDS who support me completely."

The group's publicists say Frost and McClarnon, are considering solo careers while Hamilton is taking a break.

30/01/2004 13:46