Jade EwenJade Ewen is pretty sure the Sugababes are no more if she's being quite honest.

The 'My Man' hitmaker had a lengthy chat with Digital Spy about the status of the band, noting: "This is a tricky one because I don't feel com­fort­able lying, saying we're in the studio recording and we're going to bring music out next year, which seems to be the favoured line. I think it's unfair to fans and we should be honest."

"The band being over is def­in­itely not my choice (!). I kind of was unlucky in that I came in [to Sugababes] towards the end of the cycle when things naturally came to the end. There was so much drama sur­round­ing the group, I think the music just got lost. I don't like all the drama and the neg­at­iv­ity. We kind of fizzled out about two years ago."

It was probably due to all the lineup changes right?

"I do think the lineup changes have obviously got to be a factor, you can't get away from it. I'd be lying if I didn't think the same when I was approached. I was like, 'Is this going to work? Are people going to accept it?' But I know it's a brand and the music industry isn't neces­sar­ily about making music."

About her place in the band, Jade had quite a bit to say for herself, which you can read over on Digital Spy if you're inter­ested.