Heidi Range has broken her silence over the axing of her former Sugababes bandmate Keisha Buchanan - insisting the trio "couldn't work together any more".
Buchanan, a founding member of the hit U.K. girl band, was ditched from the line-up after rumours she had bullied fellow member Amelle Berrabah.
She was quickly replaced by Eurovision star Jade Ewen, who jetted out to Los Angeles earlier this week (22Sep09) to shoot a sexy video with Range and Berrabah for new track About A Girl.
Range, who herself replaced founding member Siobhan Donaghy in 2001, kept quiet in the days following the split - but has now decided to speak out.
She says, "It suddenly came to a head last week. Me and Amelle knew we couldn't move forward the way it was. We couldn't work together any more. But we did not want to throw away what we had achieved and split up. None of us was happy. We had to make a decision. Things have not been good for a few months."
The star adds she won't be taking aim at Buchanan: "I'm not going to say anything bad about Keisha. I'm not going to start telling tales because I have too much respect."