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Katona comments on her exclusion from Atomic Kitten reunion

By | Published on Thursday 12 April 2012

Atomic Kitten

Kerry Katona has given her blessing to Atomic Kitten’s apparent decision to reunite with her one-time replacement Jenny Frost as part of the line-up instead of her. Or not, I’m not really sure. In her latest column for OK magazine Katona acknowledged that the Frost-featuring version of the girl group had been more successful than the original version that included her, but said that she “helped put them on the map” and would “love to get on stage with them”.

The column was seemingly written in response to claims that Frost had refused to be part of the reunited group if Katona was also involved. In it, Katona writes: “With Atomic Kitten in the pipeline, I saw Jenny Frost saying she’s refusing to join the band if I’m in it. The thing is, I was the founding member of the band – I remember when I was the only member and for two months I was on my own during auditions when we first chose Liz McLarnon and Heidi Range, then when Heidi left we all chose Natasha Hamilton. When I left, the band went on to become bigger and better and I watched them with great pride”.

She continued: “I’m not going to get into a slanging match over the Kittens, but Jenny got the opportunity of a lifetime when she took over from me. They were number one when she joined the band but it was my voice on the record. I’m proud of being a part of Atomic Kitten, they helped me and I helped put them on the map. So if the opportunity arose I’d love to get on stage with them – I’d be mad not to!”