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Friday 30 January 2015

Joey Fatone's nervy 'N Sync bluff

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  Joey Fatone attends the "Man Of Steel" world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 10, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone giggled when quizzed about the supposed 'N Sync reunion today.

Eleven years on from the boyband splitting up, rumours have been flying that they will reunite at the MTV VMAs this weekend.

Group member Justin Timberlake will be honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday's ceremony and is planning a special performance.

But whether that will include ex bandmates Joey, Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick is still a mystery.

As Joey arrived in New York - where the awards show is being held – he appeared to dismiss the speculation.

"Why the hell would I attend? I get text messages at like seven in the morning asking if it's true that we're performing. I was in California and I [didn't] know where the hell Justin [was]. As far as I know I haven't got a phone call or anything, just like his wedding!" he laughed to TMZ, in reference to the band members’ jokey suggestions they didn't know Justin was marrying Jessica Biel last year.

The star was giggling as he spoke and refused to look at the camera properly, leading to claims Joey was desperate to cover up the surprise performance. He alleged he is only in New York to spend time with family.

Speculation mounted when some of the boys went to watch Justin's show in Miami recently. Joey, Lance and Chris posed for an Instagram snap of them enjoying the set.

Lance tackled the gossip on his Sirius radio show this week, but again didn't confirm or deny the reports.

"Of course people are automatically going to think we’re going to be there performing, but this is exactly how it happened and I knew these rumours were going to fly," he said.

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