Girls Aloud to reportedly reunite for 2024 tour in honour of Sarah Harding

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The girl group which include Newcastle’s Cheryl Tweedy, are reportedly set to release their first single in 11 years.

Rumours have been circulating that one of the most iconic British girl groups are set to reunite. 

Girls Aloud, who were formed on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002, celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, releasing merchandise and re-issues of their debut album Sound of the Underground. 

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The group which was made up of Geordie favourite Cheryl Tweedy as well as Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, found instant success and achieved four number one singles and two number one albums during the height of their success. 

Girls Aloud announced a hiatus in 2009, so that they could each individually work on solo projects.

Newcastle-born Cheryl became the most successful of the five piece as a solo artist, achieving five number one singles including her debut track Fight For This Love, as well as establishing herself as a television personality, after taking on the role of TV judge on The X Factor UK.

The group briefly reunited in 2012, to celebrate 10 years of the group. In this time they released two brand-new singles, a greatest hits album and embarked on a final tour. 

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Sadly, Sarah Harding passed away in 2021, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Sarah wrote in her 2021 memoir Hear Me Out, that her fellow bandmates had supported her through her illness. 

Cheryl, Nadine, Nicola and Kimberley have since participated in various events and projects to raise money for Breast Cancer UK in honour of Sarah, which included a gala event dedicated to her memory and a range of pyjamas released in Primark.

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Now, according to The Sun, the remaining four members are set to make a comeback, to release their first single in 11 years, again dedicated to their former bandmates.

A source told The Sun: “This has been one of the best-kept secrets in pop, but it’s actually happening now.

“The girls really came back together as friends to rally around when Sarah died, and it repaired some of the old rifts and put things into perspective. Suddenly the reunion which had seemed totally impossible for so long just felt a totally natural thing to do — in Sarah’s honour.”

“They’ve got a single and a video in the can, plans for a full record of new music, and for the fans the most exciting thing will be a massive reunion tour in 2024."

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They continued: “It’s going to be huge — and they’re all very excited to be back working together, even if there is a bittersweet element to it.

“Of course, whatever they do, there will always be nods to Sarah’s contribution to the group, too.”

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