Near awkward moment as former Sugababe Keisha Buchanan turns up to same gig as old bandmates
By Chris Johnson Last updated at 10:46 AM on 26th November 2010 It's been just over a year since Keisha Buchanan was dramatically ousted from the Sugababes. And last night the 26-year-old singer had a very near awkward moment as she turned up to the same gig as her former bandmate Amelle Berrabah - plus Jade Ewen, who was brought in to replace her. The third member of the chart-topping group, Heidi Range, didn't attend the event at Abbey Road Studios in London last night.
Not the new line-up: Former Sugababe Keisha Buchanan attended the same music gig as her old bandmate Amelle Berrabah and her replacement Jade Ewen in London last night
Pally: Amelle tweeted a picture of herself and Jade at the American Express My Live Story gala, but rival Keisha was not in the frame
However, it appeared Keisha and rival Amelle were in no hurry to kiss and make-up at the American Express My Live Story gala, which featured performances from the likes of Mark Ronson and the Kaiser chiefs. The girls were both avidly tweeting about their night out, but made no mention of each other whatsoever. Amelle walked out on the Sugababes last year following reported tensions with Keisha, before making a return to the fold once Keisha had been allegedly forced out by the band's management.
As they were: Keisha with her old bandmates Amelle and Heidi Range, left, who was not at the gig last night, before she was ousted from the group, pictured here together in November 2008
Amelle, 26, tweeted a smiling picture of herself at the gig last night, posing alongside her new bandmate Jade Ewen. But clearly, she wasn't feeling a 'Kodak moment' with Keisha. Tweeting at the show, Keisha glossed over Berrabah being in attendance, posting the message: 'I'm at Abbey Road Studios ready to watch Kaiser chiefs & Mark Ronson ohhhh yeahhh baby.' Amelle was also making no mention of her former bandmate as she tweeted to her fans.
Looking good: Former EastEnders actress Michelle Ryan looked stunning in an asymmetrical black dress while T4 host Jameela Jamil teamed her short ensemble with racy knee-high boots
'On my way home now. Had a really gd night. Xxx' She later revealed: 'Just had some cheese on toast. Was gooood!! Think I'm gonna go 2 bed soon.xxx' before posting another message: 'Night night every1. Sweet dreams.xxxxx' Jade, 22, also worked up an appetite at the gig and went home to make herself a curry. 'Can't believe I'm making chicken curry at quarter past midnight!' she tweeted.
Let me entertain you: Mark Ronson performed at the show with his band The Business Intl, rocking his peroxide blonde hair
What a show: Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon also joined the star onstage at Abbey Road Studios
Keisha, a founding member of the Sugababes, left the band in September, confirming the news on Twitter and insisting it was not her choice to leave. She was offered a solo contract with Island Records, but quit the label to go it alone.
Buchanan is currently recording her debut solo album and revealed in the summer that she was working on a song called Beautiful Mess, describing it as a 'cool, old school kind of vibe.' She was part of the original line-up of the group, featuring alongside Mutya Buena Siobhán Donaghy. Heidi was brought in to replace Siobhán in 2001 and Amelle filled the shoes of Mutya in 2005.
Red carpet arrival: Le Bon and, right, Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs who also performed at the event