Sugababes’ Amelle Berrabah reportedly quits group

A replacement is already being lined up, according to reports

Sugababes member Amelle Berrabah has reportedly walked out on the group.

The singer is said to have quit the band while undertaking promotional work in Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, bandmember Keisha Buchanan reacted angrily to claims that she had a bust-up with Berrabah, who’s family had previously alerted police that she was missing.

“I can honestly say that we all get along! I’m sure we bug each other at times but I love them girls. And there has NEVER been bullying in Sugababes EVER!” Buchanan wrote.

However, reports that Berrabah has now left Sugababes, and that former Eurovision Song Contest contestant Jade Ewen has already been drafted in to replace her. Ewen, who represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year, is currently signed to Geffen, who yesterday (September 18) released the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that Jade Ewen will be taking time off from all promotional activity for the foreseeable future.”

Berrabah replaced Mutya Buena in the Sugababes in 2005. Buena recently told the London Evening Standard she would “love” to rejoin the group, though Buchanan quickly rebuffed her offer, telling Heat “It would just never happen.”