Well Nicola was/is the one that gets a bit victimized in the press, by being Ginger and not smiling, plus she also generates a lot of support from some fans in her Little Nicola mode, whether she gets small parts in the middle 8 ("Helloooo did you call me?" and "Always were the dye in the wool....") or bigger parts in amazing album tracks (Swinging London Town). The fact that the one who keeps them all together (Kimberley) is the least talked about in the press (at least before Strictly) and has such a level head also helps. She's the glue that keeps them all together. Also fan support for her spoken word sexiness in small doses ("Oh. Boy. I can't tell you how sad I'd feel....") Are they the longest running girl group that has kept all it's members? Maybe The Andrews Sisters take the title, but they're certainly an anomaly.