It has been announced that Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton will take a break from the group after the completion of their upcoming tour.

In a statement, Hamilton explained that she wanted to spend more quality time with her son Josh.

Atomic Kitten are set to play Dublin's Vicar Street on 8 March.

To coincide with the trio's time-out, a new Greatest Hits album will be released at the end of March.