Hunky boyband Blue have rubbished reports they are on the brink of splitting, following tensions within the band.

Duncan James and ANTONY COSTA - subject to repeated reports they have fallen out - have reassured fans they are still great pals, and the ALL RISE stars have no plans to go their separate ways.

Duncan rants, "There have been all sorts of rumours about Ant and me not getting on recently but that's all rubbish."

Antony adds, "We get on better than ever. And we're definitely not about to split up, even if we all do work on separate projects."

And bandmate Lee Ryan, who caused controversy recently when he was banned from the road for drink driving, says, "We'll definitely be here as long as the fans still wants us."

17/09/2003 21:17