Atomic Kitten take their next Steps! Girls set to follow H & co. with reunion and documentary
Take That have a lot to answer to after re-forming for their reunion tour.
Not only have Steps, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses now taken it upon themselves to deliver a second dose of magic to their fans – but Atomic Kitten appear to be following in their footsteps too.
It has been eight years since they parted ways, but Jenny Frost, Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon could be set to share the stage once again.
Mwah! Jenny Frost kisses Natasha Hamilton goodbye as Liz McClarnon looks on outside the Mulberry Bush pub on London's Southbank last month
Sky are hoping to recreate what they did for Steps last year, when they documented their reunion on Sky Living before catapulting to No1 with a greatest hits album and selling out a forthcoming 2012 arena tour.
Nevertheless, a source told Broadcast: 'We have had lots of approaches from artists and broadcasters about recreating the Steps documentary.'
The insider added vaguely: 'We're in discussion stages at the moment.'
Dream team: Liz, Natasha and Jenny in October 2003, seven months before split
Last month, the trio were seen enjoying a catch-up at the Mulberry Bush pub on London's Southbank, but
minus original member Kerry Katona.
Will she or won't she Kerry Katona has expressed interest in a reunion
The former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out
Of Here! winner quit the band
just before they hit the big time after choosing motherhood instead.
mother-of-three Hamilton, 29, is now married to businessman Riad
Erraji, father of her youngest child Alfie, one, and recently played Ms
Johnstone in the West End production of Blood Brothers.
McClarnon, 30, is now a successful TV presenter hosting shows such as Hotter Than My Daughter and appearing on The Wright Stuff.
33, also a TV presenter, recently co-hosted OK! TV on Channel 5, and
married scuba diving instructor Vicente 'Vinnie' Juan Spiteri last year.
She also has a four-year-old son Caspar from her previous relationship with DJ Dominic Thrupp.
formed in Liverpool, Atomic Kitten, comprising of McClarnon, Hamilton
and Katona, released debut song Right Now in December 1999.
West End stars: Both McClarnon (left) and Hamilton recently enjoyed starring on the London stage, in Legally Blonde and Blood Brothers respectively
Over the next year, they released four more singles, the highest reaching No6 in the UK charts.
The group were on the verge of being dropped by their record label when they released Whole Again.
Around the same time, Katona decided to quit the group after falling pregnant with then-boyfriend Brian McFadden's baby.
after former Precious singer Frost was brought in, they recorded a new
version of Whole Again, which ended up hitting No1 for four weeks.
All grown-up: Hamilton is now married to business Riad Erraji with three sons
After a string of hits, including two further No1 singles, they went 'on hiatus' in April 2004 – when Hamilton was pregnant with her second child.
Despite brief reunions in 2005 and 2006, the group haven't been back together full-time for nearly eight years.
Last month, Katona hinted at a possible Atomic Kitten reunion after bumping into McClarnon and Hamilton at a Christmas party.
'Beyond lovely': Frost wrote about the women's meeting on her Twitter page
said: 'I've seen Liz a few times but I've not seen Natasha for years – I texted them both the next day and we're all going
to meet up for some dinner, because we never fell out, we just went in
'You never know, if Steps can reunite then maybe Atomic Kitten can too!'
Sugababe star Heidi Range, currently taking part in Dancing On Ice, was also part of the original line-up – but it's unlikely she will join the reunion.
Atomic Kitten Ver.1: The group in 2000 with former bandmember Kerry Katona