When Nadine Coyle cancelled her understated solo tour, where she would be performing new songs as well as Girls Aloud hits, many people claimed it was because of a lack of ticket sales…
Nadine, on the other hand, simply said it wasn’t meant to be. With just under a month to go until Nadine went touring – you could meet her for £80 – fans were bemused as to the sudden cancellation.
But yesterday, showbiz reporter Dan Wootton started the rumour that Girls Aloud were about to make a sensational reunion, ready for their 20th anniversary.
According to Wootton, Cheryl came up with the idea with friends and bandmates, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh.
To dedicated Girls Aloud fans, it has always been clear that Cheryl, Kimberly and Nicola were the closest, whereas Sarah and Nadine were outsiders. Throughout the history of Girls Aloud, Nadine drifted away from the group, and Sarah was always a person that wanted to do her own thing. When Sarah went into Celebrity Big Brother – and won! – fans enjoyed seeing her recount tales of her time in the band. What we took from her stint was that she was friends with Nadine, hadn’t spoken to Cheryl or Kimberly, and ‘the other one’ had disappeared.
When Cheryl met with Nicola and Kimberly at a friends party, photo above, and discovered they were on board with her plans, she reached out to both Nadine and Sarah, who were keen to get involved.
But Nadine’s solo tour would have to wait, as according to the girls, she couldn’t be going on a tour and singing Girls Aloud hits without them.
We can only hope this rumour is true. It looks like we will need to wait for news from the girls themselves to be confident in the knowledge that the best girl group in the 00’s are back.