Pussycat Dolls have botched performance on The One Show due to technical issues

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

The Pussycat Dolls aren't having much luck with their UK TV performances since their reunion.

The 'Don't Cha' girl group caused controversy on The X Factor last year, and now had an unfortunate technical failure during an appearance on The One Show on Wednesday (February 26).

Band members Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt all joined One Show presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones for an extended interview where nothing much went awry (aside from slightly awkward chatshow banter).

The trouble arose when Matt introduced a performance of The Pussycat Dolls' comeback single 'React' out on The One Show plaza to end the episode.

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Even though the track started playing and voices could be heard, the Dolls didn't move up on stage because it appeared that their earpieces weren't working.

The track was then stopped — and Matt Baker was forced to introduce the ladies for a second time.

This time, the ladies started their routine in time with the music — but many viewers couldn't help but think Nicole Scherzinger was the only member of the group actually singing live.

One viewer even mocked the suspected miming by quipping on Twitter: "Ahh takes you back to the days of Top of the Pops!"

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The botched performance was definitely cringeworthy for many of those tuned in on Wednesday night.

Check out a few reactions below:

Other viewers were more supportive, as live TV isn't exactly the easiest feat:

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom previously received more than 400 complaints when the Pussycat Dolls performed a very sexy dance routine while singing their new single 'React' on The X Factor last November.

The Pussycat Dolls are currently on the promotional circuit ahead of a UK and Ireland tour, set to kick off at 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday, April 5.

Click here to get tickets to a tour date near you.

The One Show airs Mondays through Fridays at 7pm on BBC One.

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