Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Coyle: I didn't want band to split

Nadine Coyle said she didn't want Girls Aloud to split up

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has insisted the band's split was not her idea, and revealed she had wanted them to stay together.

Shortly after the girlband came off stage in Liverpool on the last night of their 10-year celebration tour, a message was sent from their official Twitter account saying "we have now come to the end of our incredible time together".

But the next day, Nadine distanced herself from the split, tweeting: "You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going."

The 27-year-old Northern Irish singer has often been the subject of rumours of a rift within the group, and became quite separated from her bandmates when she moved to Los Angeles in 2006.

But before their final show on Wednesday she tweeted: "I love you @GirlsAloud fans so so so so so much! You have given me everything! Thank you, thank you, thank you! All the hairflips, twisted ankles, early mornings, late nights, sore throats, tears & facing height fears are all to try and give you the show you deserve!

"I have seen you many of you at the tour work as hard as us! That is why I cried last night on stage & probably tonight again.

"Not sad, happy happy tears. I cannot thank you enough. I love seeing all your faces. Ok more tears. I love you all forever."

The other girls, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh have all gone on to forge solo careers in music, acting, fashion and on the stage.

The band were put together on Simon Fuller's TV talent show Pop Stars: The Rivals, and while Nadine was always considered the strongest vocal performer, her solo music career has not been as successful as that of Cheryl.

The other girls have all tweeted messages of thanks to one another, calling the split the beginning of a new chapter or journey in their lives.

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