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Tony Hadley insists he was pushed out of Spandau Ballet

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2018

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Tony Hadley has insisted that he was forced out of Spandau Ballet after the band put him into “a no-win situation”.

The 1980s outfit reformed in 2009, of course. But a year ago Hadley issued a statement that read: “Due to circumstances beyond my control, it is with deep regret that I am required to state that I am no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet”.

In their own follow up statement, the rest of the band suggested it was Hadley who was behind his departure from the group. They said: “Much to our frustration, Tony had made it clear in September 2016 that he didn’t want to work with the band anymore”.

Despite Shane Ritchie’s best efforts to reconcile the feuding bandmates, the rest of the group vowed to “move on as a band”, and subsequently began looking for a new frontman. And to that end, they recently confirmed the appointment of actor/singer Ross William Wild as the new vocalist in the band.

In a new interview with OK! Magazine, Hadley insists that he was pushed out of Spandau Ballet by his inflexible bandmates. He says: “They can sugarcoat it as much as they like, but they know exactly why I left the band. I was forced into a no-win situation. I thought we’d go off and do solo work and I’d release my album, then we’d get back together again. That was the way I always planned it; they didn’t see it like that”.

Shane Ritchie is yet to comment.