Sugababes beauty MUTYA BUENA stood her two bandmates up yesterday (07APR04), when she failed to show to collect a Best Live Act award at a star-studded London event - fuelling rumours of a split.

The 19-year-old British singer was due to attend the CAPITAL AWARDS at the swanky ROYAL LANCASTER HOTEL but only Heidi Range and KEISHA BUCHANAN showed up at the bash, which was also attended by UK pop acts Will Young and Busted.

However, a spokesperson for The Sugababes was quick to quash the reports, saying Mutya was "feeling under the weather" and did not want to overdo things before the girls' European tour which starts tonight (08APR04) in Reykjavik, Iceland.

This is not the first time the band have pulled out of events - just last month (MAR04) the Babes reportedly fell out just minutes before they were due to take to the stage in Dublin, Ireland, and then cancelled the gig.

The LOST IN YOU band's tour manager then put the no show down to "acute laryngitis", and the same reason was given when the trio failed to show for a live TV appearance last month (MAR04).

08/04/2004 14:50