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Old school pictures: Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle

Old School Pictures: Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Close

Nadine Coyle of  Girls Aloud fame during hers days at Thornhill College

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame during hers days at Thornhill College

A bit grainy but there's no mistaking Nadine Coyle's smile at Thornhill College in 1996

A bit grainy but there's no mistaking Nadine Coyle's smile at Thornhill College in 1996

Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle/Girls Aloud.

Nadine Coyle/Girls Aloud.

George Best  pictured with other prefects at Lisnasharragh High School, Belfast, 1961. George is pictured second left, centre row.

George Best pictured with other prefects at Lisnasharragh High School, Belfast, 1961. George is pictured second left, centre row.

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George Best

George Best

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Kate Middleton is pictured aged five.

Kate Middleton is pictured aged five.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the owners of a cocker spaniel puppy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the owners of a cocker spaniel puppy

Kate Middleton, before scaling  to the heights of Baroness Carrickfergus and Duchess of Cambridge, pictured aged three on a family holiday in the Lake District.

Kate Middleton, before scaling to the heights of Baroness Carrickfergus and Duchess of Cambridge, pictured aged three on a family holiday in the Lake District.

Liam Neeson ... can you spot the Ulster schoolboy who was destined for great things? Next picture solves the mystery.

Liam Neeson ... can you spot the Ulster schoolboy who was destined for great things? Next picture solves the mystery.

Liam Neeson, pictured during his Ulster schooldays... centre of back row.

Liam Neeson, pictured during his Ulster schooldays... centre of back row.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

PA

Jimmy Nesbitt and family during the Seventies

Jimmy Nesbitt and family during the Seventies

Jimmy Nesbitt - the cheeky grin being perfected at a young age

Jimmy Nesbitt - the cheeky grin being perfected at a young age

Jimmy Nesbitt

Jimmy Nesbitt

Liam Neeson is said to be in talks to reprise his role as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills

Liam Neeson is said to be in talks to reprise his role as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills

PA

Eamonn Holmes:Tv Presenter/celebrating his fourth birthday at the family home on New Lodge Road

Eamonn Holmes:Tv Presenter/celebrating his fourth birthday at the family home on New Lodge Road

Eamonn Holmes:Tv Presenter/celebrating his fourth birthday at the family home on New Lodge Road

Eamonn Holmes:Tv Presenter/celebrating his fourth birthday at the family home on New Lodge Road

On ITV's Telethon in 1988. Eamonn stepped in at the last minute when original anchor Gerry Kelly, fell ill.

On ITV's Telethon in 1988. Eamonn stepped in at the last minute when original anchor Gerry Kelly, fell ill.

Eamonn Holmes has apologised for This Morning's gaffe

Eamonn Holmes has apologised for This Morning's gaffe

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Lara and Zoe Salmon

Lara and Zoe Salmon

Zoe Salmon

Zoe Salmon

Zoe Salmon

Zoe Salmon

Lara and Zoe Salmon

Lara and Zoe Salmon

Old School pictures: Saddle up - a very young Gerry Adams

Old School pictures: Saddle up - a very young Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams says it is important that the historic handshake between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is seen as more than just a gesture

Gerry Adams says it is important that the historic handshake between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is seen as more than just a gesture

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Belfast Telegraph

BBC presenter Stephen Nolan.  Pic by Ian Magill.  1/10/09.David O'Dornan interview.

BBC presenter Stephen Nolan. Pic by Ian Magill. 1/10/09.David O'Dornan interview.

Ian Magill

Down the years....Stephen Nolan - Belfast Telegraph's Old School pictures

Down the years....Stephen Nolan - Belfast Telegraph's Old School pictures

A young Stephen Nolan.

A young Stephen Nolan.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 15/04/98 IAN PAISLEY AS A 12 YEAR OLD BOY

PACEMAKER BELFAST 15/04/98 IAN PAISLEY AS A 12 YEAR OLD BOY

PACEMAKER BELFAST 15/04/98 Rev Ian Paisley pictured on his weding day to wife Eileen      Date unknown

PACEMAKER BELFAST 15/04/98 Rev Ian Paisley pictured on his weding day to wife Eileen Date unknown

27/1/12 PACEMAKER BELFAST.  The Rev. Ian Paisley poses with fellow clergy before  the Special Farewell Service in his honour after 65 years of Ministry at the Martyrs Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Picture CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER

27/1/12 PACEMAKER BELFAST. The Rev. Ian Paisley poses with fellow clergy before the Special Farewell Service in his honour after 65 years of Ministry at the Martyrs Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Picture CHARLES MCQUILLAN/PACEMAKER

A young Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins

A young Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins

73. Someone once threw a petrol bomb at Alex Higgins and he drank it!

73. Someone once threw a petrol bomb at Alex Higgins and he drank it!

Paul Cousans

Young Alex Higgins front left.jpg

Young Alex Higgins front left.jpg

Old School Pictures - from Daniel ODonnell (above) to Nadine Coyle

Old School Pictures - from Daniel ODonnell (above) to Nadine Coyle

Old School pictures: Young Daniel O'Donnell - what's that on top of the gate post?

Old School pictures: Young Daniel O'Donnell - what's that on top of the gate post?

Daniel O'Donnell: Irish Country Singer 1985

Daniel O'Donnell: Irish Country Singer 1985

Daniel O'Donnell will crown the 2003 Mary of Dungloe on Sunday, August 3

Daniel O'Donnell will crown the 2003 Mary of Dungloe on Sunday, August 3

Taking off: Paddy Ashdown doing the high jump at Garth House School, Bangor in 1950

Taking off: Paddy Ashdown doing the high jump at Garth House School, Bangor in 1950

An Audience with Paddy Ashdown

An Audience with Paddy Ashdown

Darren Clarke back in 1985 as part of the Fred Daley Team

Darren Clarke back in 1985 as part of the Fred Daley Team

Darren Clarke back in 1985 as part of the Fred Daley Team

Darren Clarke back in 1985 as part of the Fred Daley Team

British Open Champion Darren Clarke at his local bar the Bayview Hotel with the Claret Jug

British Open Champion Darren Clarke at his local bar the Bayview Hotel with the Claret Jug

Darren Clarke  1985 in his Junior Ireland Blazer

Darren Clarke 1985 in his Junior Ireland Blazer

SANDWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 17:  Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland holds the Claret Jug following his victory at the end of the final round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's on July 17, 2011 in Sandwich, England.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

SANDWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland holds the Claret Jug following his victory at the end of the final round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's on July 17, 2011 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ross Kinnaird

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame during hers days at Thornhill College

From Derry girl-next-door to mega-girlband status Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle joins Kate Middleton, Liam Neeson, Jimmy Nesbitt, George Best, and Sky News' Eamon Holmes in our gallery of school images

 

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