After appearing on three albums, Corrigan left the band in 1992 to pursue a solo career. A decision that was prompted partly by a desire to record and promote her own material (which she felt was not getting enough exposure in The Beautiful South), and partly by ethical disagreements with some of Heaton's lyrics, particularly songs such as "36D", which criticized British glamour models and the industry that employed them. Hemingway later remarked, "We all agree that we should have targeted the media as sexist instead of blaming the girls for taking off their tops".
After she left the band, she recorded the solo album, When My Arms Wrap You Round, in 1996. The single, "Love Me Now", did not make the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart (it peaked at No.48 in the week of its release), and the album itself never charted.
She moved to the West Country with her partner, but eventually moved to Dublin, Ireland where she now lives and works on making new music.