Jade Ewen's babes nerves

LONDON: New Sugababes singer Jade Ewen admits she was nervous when she flew to Los Angeles to meet the rest of the group for the first time.

Jade Ewen says meeting her Sugababes bandmates was like going on a blind date.

The 21-year-old star - who replaced the group's last remaining founding member Keisha Buchanan last month - was "nervous and over-polite" when she was introduced to Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah.

She explained: "It was nuts! The Sugababes manager turned up at 5am and screamed through my letterbox, 'Jade, you've got to get on a plane to Los Angeles but I can't tell you all the details yet'.

"She had a plane ticket, so I went straight to the airport and flew to LA. When I finally met Heidi and Amelle it was like a blind date.

"We were all nervous and a bit over-polite. I met them on the Sunday and we shot a video on Tuesday!"

When it comes to real-life dating, Jade admits she is woefully inexperienced.

She said: "I've never been on a proper date because I've always hated the idea of it - especially when you have to try and make conversation!

"I'd like to be on a date where I don't realise what's happening, so I'm just having fun. I don't want a big effort."