Kerry Katona has hit out stating that Atomic Kitten are over.
The reality star was part of the original line-up, alongside Natasha Hamilton and Liz McLarnon, but was replaced by Jenny Frost back in 2001.
However, Kerry re-joined the group following an appearance on The Big Reunion and the group took part in a small tour.
However, since then the band’s members have changed and changed again with Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton stepping in for Liz McLarnon at all international gigs as McLarnon has a debilitating fear of flying.
However, the Daily Star has now revealed Kerry was asked to leave the group after a “drunken incident at a personal appearance”.
Kerry drunkenly called bandmate Natasha Hamilton a “toxic c***” while out at a PA in Manchester.
At the time, a spokesperson told OK! Magazine: “The only drink Kerry had that night was water as she was driving. Any alleged jokes have been taken out of context.”
Now, Kerry has denied being kicked out of the band….
Taking to the official Kerry Katona Instagram account, she posted a video saying: “I’m very proud to be a part of Atomic Kitten.
“No-one will ever take that away from me. I was never, ever kicked out of the band.
“The three of us all decided to knock it on the head as we have so much more lined up separately and as individuals next year which we all want to concentrate on.”
She captioned the video: “From the horses mouth.”
A source for Katona said: “Kerry is very much part of the Kittens.”