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Sugababes’ Jade Ewen has been declared bankrupt after owing thousands of pounds in taxes, reports claim.
Jade, 27, who came fifth for the UK in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, joined the group as Keisha Buchanan’s replacement in the same year - Just one of the 65 line-up changes Sugababes made during their history.
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However, it’s thought that her financial struggles began after the group took a break in 2012, which eventually led to a split.
A source told The Sun: “Jade put her all into her music but sadly things simply haven’t gone well.
“She joined the Sugababes full of optimism and had high hopes given the band were very much established in the charts.
“But it seems she fell victim to their shelf life expiring.”
Back in 2013, after the band had gone their separate ways, Jade admitted she was “kind of unlucky” to have joined the band “towards the end of the cycle when things naturally came to the end.”
However, there’s no official confirmation of these reports, AND it doesn’t seem to be all doom and gloom for the singer, who’s tweeted some rather exciting news.
She told followers: “On my way to Romania to shoot my first ever action movie ‘End Of A Gun’ with Steven Seagal! Wish me luck.”
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Eek - Good luck, Jade!
She’s not the first Sugababe to go through financial struggles, with founding member Mutya Buena declaring herself bankrupt last year. She blamed an ‘administrative error’ for her unpaid taxes.
Amelle Berrabah also reportedly filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
Many other ‘90s and ‘00s pop band singers have suffered a similar fate, with Blue’s Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Anthony Costa, Shane Filan from Westlife and Jo O’Meara and Paul Cattermole from S Club 7 all experiencing tough times financially.
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Atomic Kitten’s Kerry Katona has been declared bankrupt twice.