Atomic Kitten Support LGBTQ With Rainbow Armbands During 2022 World Cup Performance

Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon wore One Love armband to show support for LGBTQ community as they delivered 'Whole Again' performance before Group B match.

AceShowbiz - Atomic Kitten donned rainbow armbands for their World Cup 2022 performance. The "Tide Is High" hitmakers - made up of Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon - showed their support for the LGBTQ+ community as they took to the stage at Boxpark in Croydon before Tuesday's November 29 England win over Wales.

The group made the gesture after footballers including Three Lions captain Harry Kane were told they would be given a yellow card if they sported the One Love armband during the tournament in Qatar, where same-sex relations are illegal.

Natasha and Liz sported rainbow armbands as they belted out the Gareth Southgate-inspired version of their 2000 hit "Whole Again" alongside a life sized cardboard cutout of the England manager. The track was given a new lease of life when fans adapted it into a chant for the 2018 World Cup.

The lyrics "Baby you're the one, you still turn me on, you can make me whole again" were changed to "Southgate, you're the one, you still turn me on, football's coming home again."

Last year, Atomic Kitten re-released the song as part of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament. Liz previously said, "This time three years ago, England were playing in the World Cup because I started being sent videos from three years ago with people singing the song."

"People were singing it in a pub but it was quite tentative. Whereas fast-forward three years, everyone's singing it! It's kind of been a slow burner over three years, which is very bizarre to think. It was the fans that changed the words and everyone was like, 'You've got to sing it girls.' "

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