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Ewen: Sugababes ended two years ago
Jade Ewen has revealed that Sugababes "fizzled out" in 2011, saying things "naturally came to the end".
The singer, who made up the latest incarnation of the group alongside Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah, said the band "are pretty much done".
She told Digital Spy: "This is a tricky one because I don't feel comfortable lying, saying we're in the studio recording and we're going to bring music out next year, which seems to be the favoured line. I think it's unfair to fans and we should be honest.
"The band being over is definitely not my choice. I kind of was unlucky in that I came in towards the end of the cycle when things naturally came to the end. There was so much drama surrounding the group, I think the music just got lost. I don't like all the drama and the negativity. We kind of fizzled out about two years ago."
The original members of Sugababes - Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy - have reformed as MKS, and are set to release a new single Flatline and go on a UK tour.
Jade hinted that all of the line-up amendments may have contributed to the Sugababes' downfall, saying: "I do think the line-up changes have obviously got to be a factor, you can't get away from it.
"I'd be lying if I didn't think the same when I was approached. But I know it's a brand and the music industry isn't necessarily about making music."
The 25-year-old teased she would tell all in the future.
"One day I'm hoping that I'll be able to put out a book and explain that whole chapter. I had to make a decision... I was just trying to survive," she added.