Singer Mutya Buena has hit out at her former Sugababes bandmate Heidi Range - insisting she should have supported Keisha Buchanan by leaving the girl group.
Buchanan announced her departure from the band on Monday (21Sep09), just days after reports suggested singer Amelle Berrabah had walked out on the trio.
After 11 years of performing with the Sugababes, and the only original member remaining, Buchanan revealed to fans she had no choice but to leave the band.
And fellow founder Buena, who was replaced by Berrabah when she left in 2005, has spoken out about the group's troubles - and is adamant Range should have left the group too.
She writes on her personal page, "It all started so innocently... a love for music and a dream... look what it's become.
"I will say this publicly: shame on Heidi for not following Keisha out. But (it) doesn't surprise me a bit."
Buena admits she would not rule out a reunion with Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy, who quit in 2001, to reform the original line-up.
She says, "It would be different if Keisha had stayed in it and someone else had gone - then it would be the Sugababes. But wow, I suppose now there's no original Sugababes so we should just all reform again.
"Hooking up with the rest of the girls - I think that could be an amazing idea, definitely."
Eurovision star Jade Ewen has replaced Buchanan in the lineup, and was snapped with Range and Berrabah filming a video for their new track About A Girl in Los Angeles on Tuesday (22Sep09).