BRITNEY SPEARS stunned her PEPSI advert co-stars Beyonce Knowles and Pink when she stormed out on them, following a bitter row with the Destiny's Child beauty.

The pop trio - who feature as scantily-clad gladiators in the soft drinks promo - stood united during the premiere of the advert in London on Monday (26JAN04), but later launched into a heated confrontation at the capital's NOBU restaurant, according to Britain's DAILY STAR tabloid.

Although event organisers had reportedly tried to keep the warring threesome apart, the singers sat down for dinner together at the plush eaterie - until Britney ran out just 10 minutes into the meal.

An insider says, "It was ridiculous. Pepsi fork out millions to get this super-trio together for an advert and they can't even be civil to each other for the duration of a meal.

"Beyonce was sniping at Britney who was giving as good as she got. Pink stonewalled the pair of them. It looked like it was going to turn nasty, then Britney stormed out with a face like thunder."

29/01/2004 09:21