Are the original Sugababes getting back together?

A photo posted by original member Siobhán Donaghy has prompted rumours of a second reunion with Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan

Last Friday, the singer Siobhán Donaghy popped a picture on Instagram stories of her and two friends. “My girls,” read the caption. Obviously, it should have said “babes”, considering the picture included Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena, AKA the other two members of the original (and best?) incarnation of pop’s most turbulent girlband, Sugababes.

The picture immediately caused a stir in the more nostalgic corners of the internet, despite this marking the trio’s second reunion attempt since 2012. Back then, the reformed band was dubbed Mutya Keisha Siobhán, or MKS, because of a rights issue over the name. It ended with a No 50 single, the prophetically titled Flatline, and a leaked album called Sacred Three.

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Togekiss running Defog is not an ideal hazard clearer but the available Pokemon who can use Defog or Rapid Spin is astonishingly low. Can also help with team status and go for flinch locks. Weaville is here as a fast revenge killer, if necessary, and gives some type coverage we were missing with Pursuit. Aegislash can do most of the hard work and, given the Pokemon available, I think the rest of the team balances and supports it well enough. I’m a little worried about that Gengar on Britt’s team, though, and there’s also no clean way to bring in Pokemon through pivot moves. Prediction and smart play, as always will be key. James: Nerd. Britt: Nerd. Christian: Would eat: Charizard, Togekiss. Wouldn’t eat: everyone else. Matt: Charizard is the only real Pokemon on this list in my opinion. Also, nerd. James Dator 3. Tyranitar, 8. Wishiwashi, 13. Mimikyu, 18. Drampa, 23. Sawk, 28. Vikavolt I’m not going to sit here and tell you my team is perfect. I’m not going to tell you they’re a top-tier team of killers and world-ruiners, but I will say that they make me happy. In the end that’s all that matters. Tyranitar is my beefy thick boy to hold down the fort, while also offering that excellent rock/dark type to get me through some early fights. Mimikyu is my sad pokemon, which is personally important to me, considering my natural proclivity for Psyduck. Wishiwashi is the pick I know people will criticize, but he’s my Rudy, my Hail Mary. I really like the Pokemon who go from zero-to-hero like watching an episode of Queer Eye, but with Wishiwashi it’ll hit school form and become a murderer in one battle — not like waiting on a sad-ass Magikarp to get its act together. Britt: I offered to trade you Bewear for Wishiwashi, so you deserve all the burns you get. Christian: I bet I could eat all these Pokemen. Maybe not Vikavolt. Matt: Tyranitar is def a bully who gets likes on IG because people are afraid of it, so I’m upset to not have it on my socia media team. Also Wishiwashi is a hilarious name. Proud of it. Christian D’Andrea 4. Mamoswine, 7. Mudsdale, 14. Unfezant, 17. Pelipper, 24. Vanilluxe , 27. Wobbuffet I have never played Pokemon, but we needed a fifth for the draft. My picks were solely based on how much I’d like to eat each of these characters. With a bottom-two pick, I invested solely in winning the “most delicious” crown. Mamoswine: Half pig, half mammoth. You remember the opening credits for the Flintstones? This is where those car-destroying ribs came from. Mudsdale: I could only find one cow-looking Pokemon (Tauros), and he wasn’t eligible for selection. I’m gonna have to settle for horse steaks instead. And since this thing is half Clydesdale, I’m gonna have a ton of them. Unfezant: The most spatchcockable Pokemon on the board. Can’t believe he lasted to the third round. Plus you can save all that unfezant fat and fry potatoes in them afterward. Pelipper: I kinda choked on this one. I thought this was a giant, fat, belligerent chicken, like Foghorn Leghorn (delicious). Instead it’s a pelican. I bet I could still eat it! Vanilluxe: It’s literally ice cream. Most obvious pick of the day. Wobbuffet: BUFFET IS RIGHT THERE IN THE NAME What’re you guys gonna do when your Pokemen fall in battle? Bury them solemnly? Pretend like nothing happened? I’m gonna eat like a goddamn king. Britt: I told you to draft Oddish for a balanced diet. Better check your arteries and cholesterol. Christian: The idea of eating a radish is by far the most unrealistic thing to happen in this draft. Matt: Why are we eating Pokemon again? I’m concerned and I think I have to call the police? Actually, you can eat Wobbuffet. Matt Ellentuck 5. Milotic, 6. Gyrados, 15. Machamp, 16. Ninetails, 25. Snorlax, 26, Ludicolo I had very important criteria for my picks. I selected the six who I felt would make the strongest social media team, and I’ll explain why. My first two picks were Milotic and Gyrados because they are both hot sea monsters. That means they’ll get a lot of likes on IG. Then I picked Machamp because it’d make a dope fitness account, and Ninetails because it definitely wears designer clothes for the ‘Gram. Snorlax is, without a doubt, a depressed meme poster. And Ludicolo def gets WILD on main. He’ll get a lot of “SIR” reply tweets, but hey, engagement is engagement. That’s a damn squad right there. Graham: While drafting entirely for Pokemon hotness is a fun goof it also raises some concerns about ... well, a lot of things. James: While drafting entirely for Pokemon hotness is a fun goof it also raises my opinion and value of you as both a coworker and a person. Live your truth. Graham: Yeah, James is right. No* judgement. Christian: I don’t want to eat any of these sexy Pokemen. Britt: Matt, you’re on cancellation watch.
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