It was on 26 February 2012 that Gleave suggested that Atomic Kitten were 'lined up' to represent the UK. It was backed up by - yes - another anonymous source:
A Eurovision insider said last night: “Atomic Kitten are the perfect act to send to Baku. They were picked because the BBC think they’ve got what it takes.”
The members of Atomic Kitten were surprised by this revelation. Natasha Hamilton tweeted:
I thought my memo got lost in the post!
Liz McClarnon tweeted:
Loving the rumours & thank you for all the well wishes but we know nothing about #eurovision
And Jenny Frost tweeted:
Woke up to hear that apparently AK are doing Eurovision-first I've heard!!
So eventhough all of them said they knew nothing about it, Gleave's anonymous source said 'they were picked' for the contest.
Engelbert Humperdinck was announced as the actual act a few days later.
(Hat-tip to Ed Gleave)