Sugababes' bum bonding

LOS ANGELES: The Sugababes claimed they bonded with newest member Jade Ewen.

Heidi Range bonded with Jade Ewen.

The Sugababes stars came up with a novel way of getting to know each other better when Jade - who previously sang for Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest - joined the girl band in place of founding member Keisha Buchanan.

Jade revealed: "You know what's funny? The first day we all met, I had Heidi slapping me! It was part of the routine for the video for 'About A Girl' to slap each other on the bum.

"That's our favourite move, we do it all the time."

Heidi quipped: "She's got a cute bum, look!"

The group have also joked that Jade is placed in between her fellow members - also including Amelle Berrabah - during their dance routines so the girls have easy access to her backside.

Jade said: "Where we stand sometimes depends what we're wearing. If two are wearing trousers and one is wearing a skirt then the person in the skirt stands in the middle.

"One pat for each cheek."