Having had enough of giving a false smile, gritting her teeth and pretending that everything was okay, Sugababe Jade Ewen has come clean to Digital Spy saying that the Sugababes – herself, Amelle and Heidi – have been over for two years.

I’m sure we’re not the only ones who already knew. We were just waiting for one of the girls to come out and say it.

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.

On the other hand, Amelle – who’s currently working on her solo career and promoting new single Love Is All We Need – has been one of the main culprits in keeping up the pretence that the Sugababes were still a thing.

But trust to be honest Jade, who found herself in a Twitter war with Rita Ora and admitted that she took part in Splash just for the money, to be the one to set things straight.

I’m sure she can breathe a sigh of relief now that sh’es got that off her shoulders!