Pussycat Dolls 2018 reunion: CONFIRMED!
It’s been eight years since the ‘Don’t Cha’ hitmakers split - now Nicole Scherzinger and the girls have let the cat out of the bag by confirming a Pussycat Dolls reunion in 2018.
Here’s what we know so far about The Pussycat Dolls reunion - and the possibility of a full UK tour in 2019.
When is The Pussycat Dolls reunion happening?
Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt confirmed the group are set to reunite at the end of this year during an appearance on Comedy Central UK's 'The Chris Ramsey Show.'
She told the host, “We’re looking at the possibility of maybe strapping on the stilettos and fishnets and once again living the dream.
“We’re all just in a place where we’re all ready to live it all again, make it fun and enjoy it so I’m looking at the possibilities.
"We're reuniting at the end of this year. When I’ve got a dream and an intent I’m quite relentless at pushing forward and making it happen.”
The star added that she'd like to perform a reunion concert at Johnny Depp's Viper Room, where the group first started out, before looking at a full tour in 2019.
Until now, the only official news on The Pussycat Dolls reunion tour was a new website called PCD Reunion that appeared in October 2017.
The site allows fans to sign up for email updates on the reunion and also features a link to an Instagram account (although it currently offers little more than a screengrab of the site).
The Pussycat Dolls lineup is likely to be made up of Scherzinger, Wyatt, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, and Melody Thornton. Former member Carmit Bachar left The Pussycat Dolls in 2008 before the group disbanded in 2010.
Wyatt has previously said The Pussycat Dolls reunion could also lead to new music and even a TV show.
She told The Sun, "Pussycat Dolls hasn't always been seen as female empowerment, which is a real shame. That's why I say now or never. Because I think that message needs to be spread, but in the way I fell in love with the group."
Bachar’s departure is rumoured to have been the result of a feud with Scherzinger due to the lead Doll hogging the limelight and failing to reveal her battle with bulimia to the girls. This makes it unlikely that we will see the original lineup on stage in 2018.
Scherzinger went on to a successful solo career before becoming a judge on TV talent show ‘The X Factor’.
It is not clear if The Pussycat Dolls plan to perform in the UK as part of their tour; but considering their huge fanbase here and Scherzinger's connection to 'The X Factor', UK dates would seem likely.
Does The Pussycat Dolls reunion mean new music in 2018?
According to The Sun, the girl group are set to release new music ahead of the tour in 2018.
But considering the hype surrounding the tour, it’s likely the setlist will look something like The Pussycat Dolls greatest hits.
The Pussycat Dolls performed together for six years, selling more than 50 million records and racking up eight number one hits in the UK.
The former burlesque act shot to fame in 2005 with the release of ‘Don’t Cha’ featuring Busta Rhymes - a UK number one hit.
Following the success of their first hit single, The Pussycat Dolls went on to release ‘Stickwitu’ featuring Avant. It also went to number one in the UK and earned the group a GRAMMY nomination.
Another big hit for The Pussycat Dolls was ‘Buttons’ which featured rapper Snoop Dogg.
The video was nominated for Best Dance Video and Best Choreography at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more on the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour and new music.