Range: Sugababes can't work with Keisha

Range: Sugababes can't work with Keisha

Heidi Range says the Sugababes “couldn’t work together anymore” with Keisha Buchanan in the band.

The blonde singer admits tensions within the girl group reached breaking point last week and insists the only way they could continue was if founding member Keisha, 24, left.

Heidi – who is joined in the band by Amelle Berrabah - told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “It suddenly came to a head. Me and Amelle knew we couldn’t move forward together the way it was.

“We couldn’t work together anymore. But we did not want to throw away what we had achieved and split up.”

Eurovision Song Contest singer Jade Ewen was swiftly drafted into the new line-up of the Sugababes on Monday and within 24 hours the revamped trio jetted off to California to shoot their latest music video in the desert.

Heidi, 26, continued: “None of us were happy. We had to make a decision. Things have not been good for a few months. We tried to make it work. It’s like any relationship. You try to work things through then you reach a point where you have to make a decision because life’s too short.”

Keisha’s departure means none of the original members of the girl group – formed in 1998 – are left in the band.

Former member Mutya Buena is now calling for the first line-up, which featured her and Keisha alongside Siobhan Donaghy, to reunite.

Mutya, 24, said: “Obviously the Sugababes brand name will carry on, but to say there’s no original member in it anymore, it just kind of puts it down a bit.

“Hooking up with the rest of the girls, I think that could be an amazing idea.”

More in this Section

Ant and Dec front Saturday Night Takeaway from their living roomsAnt and Dec front Saturday Night Takeaway from their living rooms

Tom Hanks back in the US after self-isolating in AustraliaTom Hanks back in the US after self-isolating in Australia

Marion Cotillard: Listen to health experts and stay at homeMarion Cotillard: Listen to health experts and stay at home

Body Coach Joe Wicks donates money from YouTube PE sessions to NHSBody Coach Joe Wicks donates money from YouTube PE sessions to NHS


Lifestyle

For Tory islanders however, being cut off is a way of life.Islands of Ireland: Isolation a way of life on Tory

Louisa Earls is a manager at Books Upstairs, D’Olier St, Dublin.We Sell Books: Virus response writes a new chapter for Books Upstairs

Singer and actress Lisa Lambe takes inspiration from a gnarled tree in the west for her new album.Lisa Lambe's love letter to Connemara

Colette SheridanHitching around Ireland changed the direction of my life

More From The Irish Examiner