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Inside Bardot’s Split: Katie Underwood & Belinda Chapple Reveal What REALLY Happened To The Group

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Bardot was the biggest girl band in Australia after their formation in 1999 on Popstars.

And despite success with hit singles like Poison, the group fell apart after just a few years and disbanded in early 2002.

Former members Katie Underwood and Belinda Chapple have now spoken out about the circumstances of the split in an interview with News.com.au.

Inside Bardot’s bitter split: Katie Underwood and Belinda Chapple spoke about the band’s breakup in an interview with News.com.au on Thursday. Pictured (L-R): Katie Underwood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk, Tiffani Wood and Belinda Chapple

Interestingly, they both denied the band’s former manager David Caplice’s claims that “battle” led to the split 19 years ago.

“I found it quite interesting because I’ve found it completely contradicts my experience,” Belinda said.

‘And in one moment’ [Caplice] said we were constantly fighting, and in the next one he says, “I want to manage them and put them on a big comeback tour!”‘

Speaking: Interestingly, they both denied the claims of the band's former manager, David Caplice, that

Speaking: Interestingly, they both denied the claims of the band’s former manager, David Caplice, that “fights” led to the split 19 years ago. Pictured: Belinda Chapple

Her truth: Belinda acknowledged that the singers were sometimes stressed because of their commitments to the band, but said,

Her truth: Belinda acknowledged that the singers were sometimes stressed because of their commitments to the band, but said, “As for the infighting between us girls… it’s just not true”

Belinda acknowledged that the singers were sometimes stressed because of their obligations to the band, but said: “As for the infighting between us girls… it’s just not true.”.’

Katie added that women in the music industry are expected to be “smiles” and “rainbows” all the time, while men are allowed to have mood swings.

“Now, are those same managers applying the same things to the proliferation of male bands?” she said.

Sexism: Katie (pictured) added that women in the music industry are expected to be 'smiles and rainbows' all the time, while men are allowed to have mood swings

Sexism: Katie (pictured) added that women in the music industry are expected to be ‘smiles and rainbows’ all the time, while men are allowed to have mood swings

Bardot was supposed to reunite last year, minus Sophie Monk, but it fell through.

Katie explained that it was difficult because “everyone is at different stages of life” and has families and other commitments.

However, Katie and Belinda have reunited as a pop duo called KA’BEL, and will release their new single Broken Hearted on October 15th.

They're back!  Katie and Belinda have reunited as a pop duo called KA'BEL, and will release their new single Broken Hearted on October 15th.

They’re back! Katie and Belinda have reunited as a pop duo called KA’BEL, and will release their new single Broken Hearted on October 15th.

Last year, David Caplice claimed that Bardot broke up after an “explosive” backstage parade for their Mardi Gras performance in 2002.

The manager told News.com.au at the time that things were becoming “contrarys”.

“I remember the girls got very hostile towards each other towards the end, when jealousy and power struggles got out of hand,” he said.

‘That explosive encounter was the death knell for the band. Bardot could have been the biggest girl band in the world.”

However, members have since denied that an explosion occurred.

Bardot was active from 2000 to 2002, before Sophie left to pursue a solo career.

Doing her own thing: Bardot was active from 2000 to 2002, before Sophie Monk (pictured) left to pursue a solo career

Doing her own thing: Bardot was active from 2000 to 2002, before Sophie Monk (pictured) left to pursue a solo career

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