British pop hunks Blue have reassured fans their decision to take some time off doesn't mean they're splitting up - the quartet just need a break.

The ALL RISE group have been at the centre of frenzied speculation about their future in recent months, but are sick of their honesty about the situation being misinterpreted.

Singer Duncan James explains, "It's important for your own sanity to get a rest and if that means working on solo stuff, a project of your own or just taking a two-month trip around the world, that's up to the individual.

"There are more important things to worry about than if we will split up. We are four guys who have talent in other areas."

15/06/2004 13:35