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Atomic Kitten reflect on performing together again amid their Euro 2020 Whole Again success

Their hit song Whole Again has shot back to the top of the charts 20 years after its original release after they recording a special version for Euro 2020. 

And Atomic Kitten have reflected on performing as a trio again for the first time in 15 years, remarking: ‘It feels like no time’s passed at all!’

The girl band – Natasha Hamilton, 38, Liz McClarnon, 40 and Jenny Frost, 43 – were talking during an appearance on Friday’s Loose Women, where they performed the new version of their hit 2000 track, titled Southgate You’re The One (Football’s Coming Home Again). 

Back again: Atomic Kitten have reflected on performing as a trio again for the first time in 15 years, remarking: ‘It feels like no time’s passed at all!’

Ahead of the performance, the ladies discussed the rising popularity of the song, noting that the hype began back in 2018, the same year that England reached the semi-final of the World cup. 

Natasha explained: ‘Way back in 2018 myself and Liz started getting sent all these random videos of large groups of men drunk in pubs singing Whole Again, but the Southgate version. And at the time we just thought it was funny and didn’t think much more of it.

‘And over the past few years, it’s been a bit of a slow burner and once the Euros started, that was it! We were inundated with videos. 

‘But the crowds just got bigger and bigger and bigger with each video and here we are.’

throwback: Their hit song Whole Again has shot back to the top of the charts 20 years after its original release after they recording a special version for Euro 2020 (pictured in 2001)

throwback: Their hit song Whole Again has shot back to the top of the charts 20 years after its original release after they recording a special version for Euro 2020 (pictured in 2001)

Liz went on to add: ‘We did a gig last week and because it was for football fans we thought we’d sing the Southgate version, it’ll be funny. Well, it went viral, the video was everywhere.

‘Loads of people were saying “please release it, please release it!”, so we said “you know what? We’d love to be a part of it, it’s really nice, everyone’s getting into it.”

‘So we rang Jen up and said “do you fancy just going to the studio in Ibiza and recording your bit and she went yeah alright!” And we went “alright we’ll do the same” and that was it!’

Natasha then interjected: ‘That was on Monday by the way’, highlighting the fast turnaround of the new release. 

Sing: The band - Natasha Hamilton, 38, Liz McClarnon, 40 and Jenny Frost, 43 - were talking during an appearance on Friday's Loose Women, where they performed the new version of their hit 2000 track, titled Southgate You're The One (Football's Coming Home Again)

Sing: The band – Natasha Hamilton, 38, Liz McClarnon, 40 and Jenny Frost, 43 – were talking during an appearance on Friday’s Loose Women, where they performed the new version of their hit 2000 track, titled Southgate You’re The One (Football’s Coming Home Again)

Popular: Ahead of the performance, the ladies discussed the rising popularity of the song, noting that the hype began back in 2018, the same year that England reached the semi-final of the World cup

Popular: Ahead of the performance, the ladies discussed the rising popularity of the song, noting that the hype began back in 2018, the same year that England reached the semi-final of the World cup

On how it feels being together again, Jenny said: ‘It’s really strange, it feels like no time’s passed at all. We were just like “you alright?”‘ It’s just completely normal’.

The girls then told how it’s been ‘over ten years’ since they last performed together, though they had seen each other occasionally before then. 

Sharing their thoughts on whether the song’s popularity would spark a resurge and if they’d work together again as a band, Jenny quipped: ‘Do you know what, we didn’t even know what we’re doing this afternoon!’ 

Nothing's changed: On how it feels being together again, Jenny said: 'It's really strange, it feels like no time's passed at all. We were just like "you alright?"' It's just completely normal'

Nothing’s changed: On how it feels being together again, Jenny said: ‘It’s really strange, it feels like no time’s passed at all. We were just like “you alright?”‘ It’s just completely normal’

Next stop, final? The singers went on to joke that they 'should be' at the Euro 2020 final to sing should England emerge victorious, joking they were 'waiting for the call'

Next stop, final? The singers went on to joke that they ‘should be’ at the Euro 2020 final to sing should England emerge victorious, joking they were ‘waiting for the call’

The singers went on to joke that they ‘should be’ at the Euro 2020 final to sing should England emerge victorious, joking they were ‘waiting for the call’. 

‘It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but we are super excited and grateful to be able to contribute to the awesome energy and patriotism that is filling the England Streets with this version of Whole Again,’ the band said in a previously released statement. 

They continued: ‘Totally inspired by the England Football fans in support of Gareth Southgate and the super talented England Football team, we will be singing loud and proud “Football’s Coming Home!’ 

Come on England! On Wednesday, Liz took to Instagram where posted a photograph of the artwork for their latest single: 'Southgate You're The One'

Come on England! On Wednesday, Liz took to Instagram where posted a photograph of the artwork for their latest single: ‘Southgate You’re The One’

Exciting stuff: She also enthusiastically revealed that the track has already made it into the Top 10 singles chart

Exciting stuff: She also enthusiastically revealed that the track has already made it into the Top 10 singles chart

Their new song features a cheeky line about feeling fired up by England manager Gareth Southgate.

‘Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on. Football’s coming home again,’ the girls crudely sing. 

And on Wednesday, Liz took to Instagram where posted a photograph of the artwork for their latest single: ‘Southgate You’re The One.’

She also enthusiastically revealed that the track has already made it into the Top 10 singles chart.

Cheeky: Their new song features a cheeky line about feeling fired up by England manager Gareth Southgate. 'Southgate you're the one, you still turn me on,' the girls crudely sing

Cheeky: Their new song features a cheeky line about feeling fired up by England manager Gareth Southgate. ‘Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on,’ the girls crudely sing

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