The future of Girls Aloud has been plunged into further doubt - the band's main songwriter insists it take "a small miracle" to reunite the group after their hiatus.
The U.K.'s biggest girl group has taken a 12-month break to concentrate on individual projects.
The five-piece has been dogged by split rumours during that time, with Nicola Roberts revealing Nadine Coyle has not been in contact with her bandmates since September (09).
And now their longterm collaborator, Brian Higgins - who has produced the majority of the band's music as part of the Xenomania team - has cast doubt on Girls Aloud's future.
He tells Ponystep, "If the band continues it will be a small miracle, but then, every album was for me anyway. That's why we put so much into it, because we couldn't believe that they'd come back to us. We never assumed they would, ever.
"I think that the body of work in terms of released songs is 110 or 120 songs now. It is very rare that anyone will do that again, that any group coming from any scene will release five or six albums, because careers just don't last that long."