The group were due to play at the launch of the latest edition of the 'Guinness Book Of Hit Singles', but cancel due to illness...

ATOMIC KITTEN have been forced to withdraw from LIVERPOOL’s POP CAPITAL gig tomorrow (May 25), due to illness.

The trio had been due to celebrate Liverpool’s 53 UK Number One hits – more, per capita, than any other UK city – and the release of the latest edition of the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles, at the Cavern Club, the name of which was made famous by The Beatles.

“When Guinness announced that Liverpool was the Capital City Of Pop, we were delighted,” admits disappointed Liverpool City Council leader Mike Storey.

“And when Atomic Kitten agreed to come and help celebrate this by launching Guinness’ new Hit Singles book we were only too happy to co-operate. A lot of people at Guinness and the city council have worked hard with Guinness to arrange this. I’m gutted that it won’t be going ahead on Friday. There will be a lot of disappointed fans.”

“Let’s hope that when Atomic Kitten are back in action, the chart toppers can come to Liverpool to celebrate their hometown’s Number One status.”