British pop star Lee Ryan has launched a scathing attack on the boyband which made him famous, by admitting they couldn't sing live.

The former Blue member believes he was the only singer in the band capable of hitting the right notes, and is thrilled with the new found freedom of his solo artist career.

He says, "I had to mime in Blue but I hated it, it just gets boring. I'd kick off when we started miming on shows and I'd look like such a prima Donna but I'm not. I was just passionate about the music.

"Since leaving the group I'm singing everything live."