The girl band get tough...

Pop trio SUGABABES have hit out over allegations that they threw former member SIOBHAN DONAGHY out of the band.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the girls said: “First of all, we’d like to say we didn’t kick her out… We have spoken to her since, but we haven’t seen her. I think it’s going to be hard not seeing her having been with her for four years.”

Donaghy was replaced by Liverpool teenager Hiedi Range, who was part of a pre-chart Atomic Kitten. Ironically, the girls said in an NME.COM Fanish Inquisition earlier this year that if one of them left, they wouldn’t find a replacement, as it wouldn’t feel right.