The Sugababes have something in the works (Picture: Rex/Getty)
The Sugababes have sparked speculation of a comeback after posting a cryptic message on social media on Friday.
A graphic with the band’s name appeared on their official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels, with the typeface of the group’s moniker reminiscent of that on their 2000 debut album, One Touch.
In a short video, a simple tune played as flowers could be seen around the side of the screen as a row of lavender floated across the front.
The caption simply stated the website ‘sugababes.com’ while three emojis matching the skin tone and hair colour of the original members Mutya Buena, 35, Keisha Buchanan, 36, and Siobhan Donaghy, 36, sat above.
On the website, the word ‘twenty’ can be seen spelled out around the group’s name.
Fans were quick to leave excited comments, with one writing on Facebook: ‘Looks very clearly to me like the One Touch reissue is finally on its way!
Another asked on Twitter: ‘What is this?! One Touch anniversary rerelease? New material? BOTH? I need to knoooooooow!!’
A follower posted: ‘Something’s coming and that’s all I’ve needed to hear after today.’
‘Welcome back girls. We miss you so much,’ a fan typed.
As a follower speculated: ‘MNEK working with Sugababes? Let’s thank God for this banger.’
The Sugababes were forced to scrap plans to mark 20 years since the release of their first album One Touch as their work on solo projects and the pandemic prevented them from reuniting.
Siobhan preferred not to travel to the studio in a bid to protect her young son from coronavirus, while Keisha now lives in Canada and Mutya is working on new solo music.
However, Keisha previously explained in an Instagram Live session that the trio were waiting for the right moment to step back into the industry.
She said: ‘We had so many plans for last year. 2020 was our anniversary year, we built it up to do so many things but it didn’t happen, so we have to restructure.
‘We just have to be motivated to do it and passionate about it and once we are actually in the studio it flows really easily for us.
‘But it’s about getting us all on the same page on the same date and the pandemic makes it really tricky. It just has to be organic and be on the same page as far as our schedules are concerned.’
The band shot to fame with their first single Overload before the group underwent a number of lineup changes.
Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan came back together as MKS in 2013 to release the single Flatline.
In 2019 they recorded a cover of Sweet Female Attitude’s classic garage track Flowers but have been mostly out of the spotlight ever since.