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Friday 26 December 2014

Girls Aloud reunite to tantalise fans with a glimpse of their new video

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Francine Hammond (21), Student, Belfast
My T-shirt was £6 and my bag was £8, both from Primark. My skirt cost £34 and my shoes cost £16, both at Topshop. My coat was £50 in the River Island sale. My style is normally quite feminine. My clothes tend to be a mix of preppy and boho. My style icon is Pixie Lott – she’s petite like me so I like to see what she wears. I don't like Kimberly Walsh from Girls Aloud as she goes for body con clothes too much. My monthly spend is £100.
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British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
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Girls Aloud are back. After a three-year hiatus, the five-piece have tantalised their fans with a glimpse of their long-awaited new video.

Despite recent confirmation of a reunion to mark the girls’ tenth anniversary, the pop stars had not yet been seen together.

That is until the 20-second teaser clip of their new song Something New shown above.

In the footage, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts are seen wearing matching bright orange tulip-skirt dresses as they march away from the camera on a monochrome set.

With their backs to the camera, they can be seen sporting top knot hair styles. The clip cuts off just before they turn around.

A radio release date for the song has now been brought forward after it was leaked online to the delight of fans.

The pop group, who first found fame in 2002 on ITV show, Popstars: The Rivals, are making a special announcement on Friday, expected to be confirmation of a Greatest Hits album and tour.

Band members are counting down to the Girls Aloud's official announcement on their Twitter pages, with Cheryl teasing about the lyrics to the new track.

She wrote: “I just wanna dance.”

Responding to positive online messages, Londonderry songbird Nadine added: “I am so glad you like it so far. You all didn't know we did that right? So many secrets! Evil laugh. Hahahahaha.”

Girls Aloud will be hoping to match their pre-break success, which includes six albums that have sold nearly 2m copies.

They have had three number one singles and a further 16 top 10 hits over their seven-year chart reign.

Their last single release, Untouchable, was released in April 2009 and was their lowest-charting single, reaching a respectable 11 in the UK charts.

Last week, when Cheryl’s new book, My Story, was published, she referred to her Derry band mate, as the “lead singer” of Girls Aloud.

While Nadine is widely |regarded as the best singer |in the group, Cheryl’s profile has been much higher since Girls Aloud “took a break”.

Earlier this year the five women met up with each other for the first time in two years, which Cheryl said proved they “haven’t had fallouts the Press would like to think we have”. “We’ve simply grown into women, and have different lives to the ones we had as young girls,” Cheryl said.

“But when the five of us were together again it was like we’d never been apart.”

Fameometer .... what have they done since?

Sarah Harding

She was given £100,000 to model Ultimo lingerie. She took on acting roles, but has mainly hit headlines for her turbulent personal life, including a stint in rehab. Her debut single is ‘Breakdown’, expected to be released in January 2013.

Kimberley Walsh

She was a guest judge for ITV’s Born To Shine. She teamed up with Alfie Boe to record a version of Queen’s One Vision as the official Olympic Team GB single. Kimberley starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical and is currently competing in Strictly Come Dancing with Pasha Kovalev.

Nadine Coyle

She released her debut solo album Insatiable in 2010 through her own label, Black Pen Records in partnership with Tesco. It reached 47 on the UK Album Charts. The US-based Derry woman also owns a pub — Nadine’s Irish Mist in Orange County.

Nicola Roberts

She launched a brief solo career before turning to songwriting. She has been focussed on her Dainty Doll make-up line, was a guest judge on Britain’s Next Top Model and mentor on fashion reality show Styled To Rock.

Cheryl Coyle

Cheryl’s first solo single became the fastest selling of 2009. She has released three solo albums and was a judge on X Factor UK. She had a cameo role in a Hollywood film and is the face of L’Oreal.

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