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Exclusive: Heidi Range: 'Sugababes are writing in the studio'

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Heidi Range has confirmed that the current Sugababes are writing new songs in the studio.

Speaking to Digital Spy before her Race for Life run in Aintree yesterday (June 24), the longest-serving member of the group said that the current lineup had no plans to release any material in 2012.

Heidi Range at the Race for Life
The Sugababes at The F1 Party

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"We're all writing in the studio anyway," she said. "It's kind of ongoing. But there's no plans to bring anything out this year."

Range's current bandmates are Amelle Berrabah and 2009 Eurovision Song Contest singer Jade Ewen. Their last album was 2010's Sweet 7.

Asked if she worried about whether her songs would be used for her own solo work, given to the band or used elsewhere, Range added: "We've all always written, I've always done that going into bands when I was 18.

"We've written songs that other people have used and vice versa. You don't worry about that, if the song's not right for you and it's right for someone else, that's a bonus."



Of the original Sugababes lineup of Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhán Donaghy who have recently reunited, Range said: "I haven't really given it much thought. I know that they are back together - I've known that since last year."

Quizzed on her former band Atomic Kitten's plans for a comeback, she added: "I don't know if I'd go to one of the shows, but I think it's great if they've had a break and want to get back together. I hope it goes well.

"I was 15 when I was in the group with Kerry [Katona] and Liz [McClarnon]. I did bump into Kerry a few times when I was doing Dancing on Ice and said hello, but I don't really know them well,

Asked if she wanted to do any more reality TV after her stint on Dancing on Ice, Range said: "I'd love to do Strictly! I think I might be a bit better if I'd gone on Strictly than I was on Dancing on Ice.

Heidi Range and Andrei Lipanov.

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"It's quite scary. I loved it, and I did get a bit better on the tour 'cos it was less pressure. Learning a new routine every week, and learning new tricks and getting new costumes. I love all that.

"I don't know if you can do them that close together, but it's definitely something that I'm interested in doing at the future."

Of whether she would judge a show like The Voice UK if asked, she added: "I'd definitely be interested. My first passion is music and the main point of music for me is about the voice.

"The main thing about Sugababes has always been about three singers, it's never been about who looks like what. My first love is singing."

To sponsor Range at the Race for Life, text her personal code HEID83 and an amount to 70070. There is no cost for the message and 100% of the money donated goes to the charity.

JustTextGiving by Vodafone is the official donation partner of Race for Life. To start fundraising with a free personalised text code, visit Vodafone.

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