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Last Updated: Monday, 9 June, 2003, 08:38 GMT 09:38 UK
One True Voice deny split
Boys Aloud
The band's new single has gone in at number 10

A member of boy band One True Voice has denied a report that they are to split after only six months because of poor sales.

Matt Johnson dismissed as "complete rubbish" a suggestion that singer Daniel Pearce was leaving to pursue a solo career.

"Basically, it is just all rumours, rumours, rumours. We are not splitting," he told GMTV.

It followed a report in The Sun newspaper that the group - created by the ITV1 show Popstars: The Rivals - were quitting after disappointing sales of their latest single.

The record, Shakespeare's (Way With) Words, entered Sunday's chart at number 10. The Sun said it had sold "just 10,000 copies".

One True Voice, managed by Pete Waterman, had been pitched against their female Popstars counterparts Girls Aloud in a battle for last year's Christmas number one single.

They lost out, with their debut single Sacred Trust selling 147,000 against Girls Aloud's 213,000 for Sound Of The Underground.

They were recently voted Britain's worst group in a poll, a day after their tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

Pearce, 24, and Johnson, 17, are in the group alongside Keith Semple, 21, Anton Gordon, 19, and Jamie Shaw, 17.

No one from the group's label, Jive, was immediately available for comment.

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