Producers have dismissed rumours that Hugh Grant has walked away from the third instalment of Bridget Jones.

The actor was reported to have delayed the project, Bridget Jones's Baby, because of concerns over the David Nicholls and Helen Fielding script.

But Tim Bevan, co-chairman of Working Title Films, released a statement to deny the claims.

"Reports that Hugh Grant has exited Bridget Jones's Baby are untrue," he said.

"We are still working on the script hence the delay to the start of production, but the film is going ahead as planned."

The film sees the title character (Renee Zellweger) trying to have a baby with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), while bad boy Daniel Cleaver (Grant) remains on the scene.

Bridesmaids' Paul Feig was originally lined up to direct the project, but left amid creative differences last year, according to reports in the Hollywood Reporter, and the movie is now being directed by The Full Monty's Peter Cattaneo.