Why Melody Thornton Is Not Part Of The Pussycat Dolls Reunion

Pussycat Doll, Melody Thornton attends Lady Gaga's VMA after party at Avenue on September 13, 2009 in New York City.
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Fans of the Pussycat Dolls have something extra to be thankful for, as the girl group announced earlier this week that they are reuniting after 10 years. While this news was met with a lot of excitement, there was also a bit of disappointment as well, as it was revealed that one of the members, Melody Thornton, will not be joining them for their reunion.

During their first radio interview together again with Heart FM, the Dolls didn’t mention why Melody wasn’t a part of the comeback, leaving fans with many questions.

In an interview with The Sun, Robin Antin, the founder of the group, explained that it wasn’t the right time for Melody but insists all five of the remaining members — Ashley Roberts, Carmit Bachar, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, and Nicole Scherzinger — will always leave a door open for her to return.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Melody was always vocal about not being keen about rejoining the group. The “I Hate This Part” songstress explained that she was told to “wait her turn” when it came down to laying vocals on tracks, but that turn never came due to the group only releasing two albums. Throughout most of the Pussycat Dolls’ first run, she served as a dancer only.

Ashley, Carmit, Kimberly, Jessica, and Nicole will all embark on a nine-date arena tour across the U.K. and Ireland next April. They will kick off their show in Dublin and will finish at London’s iconic O2 Arena.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, December 1.

On November 30, the Dolls will perform on the finale of The X Factor: Celebrity live show where Nicole serves as a judge. Fans took to social media to express their excitement over the upcoming performance.

“Yessss! Can’t wait to see the Dolls back on stage performing,” one user wrote.

“So buzzed that The Pussycat Dolls are reuniting on X Factor this weekend AND going on tour,” another shared.

“The Pussycat Dolls are gonna be performing buttons on X Factor this week, omg is this real life???” a third fan asked.

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“I saw that the Pussycat Dolls are gonna perform at the X factor finale this Saturday and I really checked the plane tickets lmao… I wish I was rich. I hate my life,” a fourth account shared.

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While the Dolls get ready for their X Factor appearance this weekend, Melody will also be hitting the stage elsewhere very soon. Next month, Melody will play the role of Cinderella in the pantomime show at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London, per LondonTheatre1.