The Pet Shop Boys have denied pulling out of performing at the BRIT Awards with Elton John and Years & Years.
On Tuesday night, Elton and Years & Years star Olly Alexander teamed up to deliver a crowd-pleasing cover of the Pet Shop Boys' hit It's a Sin in honour of the recent TV show of the same name, which Olly starred in.
A source told The Sun on Wednesday that the Pet Shop Boys - Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - were originally supposed to join them but they pulled out over creative differences, however, a spokesperson for the duo has issued a statement insisting that wasn't the case.
"It's true that Pet Shop Boys had been asked to be part of the performance of their song It's A Sin and that they co-produced the new version for the Brits with their long-term producer Stuart Price," the rep said. "It's not true that creative differences led to them not appearing. The staging and casting ideas were approved by PSB along with Olly and Elton.
"The non-appearance of PSB was ultimately due to a contractual issue that proved unresolvable and about which there will be no further comment."
A source had earlier told the publication, "The concept of all three acts coming together was really exciting but in the end it didn't work out... It seemed like they had different visions of what the performance should look like."
Olly covered the song earlier this year to coincide with the release of the TV show, which spotlights the HIV/AIDS crisis in '80s London, and the new version featuring Elton raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.