Sugababes forced to scrap plans for 20th anniversary reunion

Delay: The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic

‘We had so many plans’: Sugababes forced to scrap plans for 20th anniversary reunion as they couldn’t get into the studio due to Covid

The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The groups original members Keisha Buchanan, 36, Mutya Buena, 35, and Siobhan Donaghy, 36, had big plans for 2020 to mark two decades since the release of their debut album One Touch.

However, the pandemic meant they were unable to get in the studio to record new music while live performances are also currently not possible.

Delay: The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion due to the coronavirus pandemic

According to The Sun, Siobhan was particularly reluctant to go to a studio as she was cautious of catching Covid due to her son Ford, three. 

Speaking in an Instagram Live over the weekend, Keisha said: ‘We had so many plans for last year. 2020 was our anniversary year, we built it up to do so many things but it didn’t happen, so we have to restructure.

‘We just have to be motivated to do it and passionate about it and once we are actually in the studio it flows really easily for us.

‘But it’s about getting us all on the same page on the same date and the pandemic makes it really tricky.

Anniversary: (L-R) Keisha Buchanan, 36, Siobhan Donaghy, 36, and Mutya Buena, 35, had big plans for 2020 to mark two decades since the release of their debut album One Touch

Anniversary: (L-R) Keisha Buchanan, 36, Siobhan Donaghy, 36, and Mutya Buena, 35, had big plans for 2020 to mark two decades since the release of their debut album One Touch

‘It just has to be organic and be on the same page as far as our schedules are concerned.’

The group are currently all working on their own projects, with Keisha currently living in Canada and pursuing an acting career while Mutya is said to be working on a solo EP. 

Keisha said: ‘I’ve been taking acting classes. I did land a role but the virus has put a pause on everything there as well.’ 

The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced.

Keisha said: 'We had so many plans for last year. 2020 was our anniversary year, we built it up to do so many things but it didn't happen, so we have to restructure'

Keisha said: ‘We had so many plans for last year. 2020 was our anniversary year, we built it up to do so many things but it didn’t happen, so we have to restructure’

Siobhan left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range, Mutya left in 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrabah and Keisha was replaced by Jade Ewan when she departed in 2009. 

The replacement members stopped making music in 2011 while the original trio reformed as Mutya Keisha Siobhan in 2012, releasing the single Flatline the following year.

They were unable to call themselves the Sugababes until they secured the legal rights to the group name again in 2019.  

Line-up: The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced (Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range pictured in 2009)

Line-up: The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced (Jade Ewan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range pictured in 2009)

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