Sunday, 1 April 2012

Heidi Range eyes Downton Abbey role

Heidi Range eyes Downton Abbey role

  • Source: Bang Showbiz
  • Date: 31 March 2012
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Heidi Range is eyeing a role in 'Downton Abbey' now her stint on 'Dancing On Ice' has come to an end.

Heidi Range is eyeing a role in 'Downton Abbey'.
The Sugababes singer - who is currently on a hiatus with the girl band - explained after making a foray into the world of TV on the latest series of 'Dancing On Ice', she is keen to star in the ITV1 period drama, as "getting corseted up" would be her "ideal job".
She told Closer magazine: "I love a period drama, so getting corseted up on 'Downton' would be my ideal job!
"There are no plans to get all the Sugababes girls back together at the moment."
However, Heidi faces competition for a role in the hit show from fellow pop superstar, Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts, who recently admitted she was "obsessed" with 'Downton Abbey' and has shocked her friends by thinking the events played out in the drama are real life.
She previously said: "I'm obsessed with that show. I would love to be in it, even if it was just for one episode.
"It's so amazing, I actually feel like it's real life. My friends all think I'm really weird."

Original Sugababes Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan get £1Million record deal

Sweet as Suga
for £1million

Original Sugababes Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan get huge record deal

Keisha, Siobhan and Mutya
Comeback ... original Sugababes Keisha, Siobhan and Mutya are returning to the studio
Published: Today at 01:18

THE original Sugababes line-up have sealed a million-pound record deal to kick-start their comeback.

Mutya Buena, 26, Siobhan Donaghy, and Keisha Buchanan, both 27, have signed with Polydor Records — home to Take That and Lady GaGa.
But the girls will not be able to use the Sugababes name — despite the current line-up featuring NONE of the original members.
An industry source said: "They've been working on new material all year with some high-profile songwriters and producers.
"The label have started to pick tracks they think will help them be as big as they once were."

Keisha, Mutya and Heidi
Singing the changes ... Heidi Range, right replaced Siobhan in the line-up in 2001

The girls formed the band in 1998 — scoring a hit with Overload.
Siobhan left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range. Mutya quit in 2005 and Amelle Berrabah came in. In 2009 final original babe Keisha left, to be replaced by Brit Eurovision contestant Jade Ewen.

Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Keisha Buchanan
Third time lucky ... Amelle Berrabah, middle, replaced Mutya in 2005

But last year the new Sugababes scrapped their album plans.
Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan are yet to decide on a new name. The source said: "This is a huge sign the industry thinks they've still got it."

Jade Ewen, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range
New girls on the block ... in 2009 Keisha made way for Jade Ewen, left