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Pussycat Dolls suffer tech blunder on The One Show as they fail to spot the track has started

THE Pussycat Dolls suffered a technical bungle on The One Show when they stood with their backs to the audience for a full 30 seconds - as the track played.

Nicole Scherzinger and the girls were on the BBC teatime hit to perform new single React but failed to turn around before the song started.

Presenter Matt Baker introduced the group, yelling: "Now performing their new single, it's the Pussycat Dolls."

The audience then cheered and whooped, expecting the performance to begin, but nothing happened.

But after half a minute of the stars' backs - and Jessica Sutta nervously looking around wondering what was happening - they had to start again from the top.

Matt appeared on screen for a second time, introducing them again as the music came on at a higher volume.

The band, which also includes Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt, then continued their performance for real this time.

One fan tweeted: "Did someone start the recording without telling the Pussycat Dolls to start miming?"

Another wrote: "Awks Pussycat Dolls on The One Show tonight & their ear pieces weren’t working and the hosts had to reintroduce them."

The group have been touring TV studios lately, performing a funny routine on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as it returned at the weekend.

The girlband were on the ITV show to sing a medley of their hits during the 'end of the show show' but the boys were 'concerned' about their raunchy routines.

As the girls moved across the studio, Ant and Dec removed their suit jackets and tried to place them on Nicole Scherzinger and Kimberly Wyatt.

The Pussycat Dolls are touring the UK in April, starting in Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on 6 April, before visiting Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow, Newcastle and Leeds.

They will finish up with two dates at the O2 Arena in London.

Ant and Dec strip off as they try to censor the Pussycat Dolls' performance on Saturday Night Takeaway