Together again! Toned Kimberley Walsh leads the way as Girls Aloud reunite 10 years after first hit… and reveal plans for a new single, new album and a UK tour
Kimberley, Cheryl, Nicola, Nadine and Sarah reunited in London
Single Something New to be followed by compilation album Ten Quintet will also be taking on a 12-date UK tour
18:46 GMT, 19 October 2012
It's been 10 years since they hit the limelight with their very first hit single Sound Of The Underground.
But Girls Aloud are still as popular as ever, as they showed today while celebrating their milestone anniversary.
A very toned Kimberley Walsh led the way as she joined bandmates Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle to announce plans for a new single, new album and UK tour – news which is sure to delight their millions of fans.
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Reunion: Girls Aloud have revealed they will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary with a new single, new album and UK tour
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Cheryl looked stunning in a pair of
black leather trousers, with a black vest top and blue jacket, but had
some competition in the style stakes from Kimberley Walsh.
who has been working hard training for Strictly Come Dancing, showed
off the results of the gruelling daily workouts as she showed off her
slim figure in a cropped long-sleeved top and a matching pencil skirt.
opted for typically eccentric style in a feathered skirt and printed
black jumper, with her hair piled on top of her head in a high bun,
while Sarah wore a pair of patterned leggings with a black mesh top with
Exciting times: The girls made the announcement at a press conference at London's Corinthia Hotel on Friday
'It's the best thing ever': Cheryl and Kimberley revealed they are most excited about touring as a band again
Nadine, who has been living in Los
Angeles for the past few years, completed the group, displaying her
slender legs in a mini-dress and black leather jacket with patterned
At the press conference, held at
London's Corinthia Hotel and hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, the
five-piece revealed that their
new single, entitled Something New, will be released by Polydor Records,
on 18th November, and will perform the track for the first time on Children In Need on 16th November.
The girls revealed at the press
conference on Friday that they recorded the track in April and May, all
working hard to lay down their parts wherever they were in the world.
Standing out: Cheryl Cole looked stunning in a pair of black leather trousers and blue jacket, while Kimberley Walsh showed off her toned figure in a cropped long-sleeved top and matching pencil skirt
Leggy ladies: Sarah HArding wore a pair of patterned leggings with a metallic top, while Nadine Coyle showed off her slim legs in a minidress and leather jacket
Birds of a feather: Nicola Roberts completed the group in a white feathered skirt and a black printed jumper
Preparations: The girls were clearly feeling the nerves as they gathered in a 'last minute huddle' before the press conference
Cheryl said of the reunion: 'It's incredible that we are getting to share a decade in music. If you
had of asked us 10 years ago, we never would have dreamed we would be
here 10 years on. We still are achieving the whole time.'
Asked how they went about organising
the reunion, Cheryl said: 'We have been socialising the whole time, so
it wasn't like we had been apart for three years. But it was emotional
to talk about the fact that we are ten years down the line.
'We had a chat in a hotel over tea – we were very cloak and dagger for a while.'
Strictly in great shape: Kimberley showed off the results of her daily workouts on Strictly Come Dancing in an unusual BILL+MAR two-piece outfit
So good to see you! Cheryl and Nicola smile at the waiting crowd as they make their way into the press conference
FOUR new tracks: The cover for the girls' upcoming compilation album Ten, which will also feature four new tracks
She added: 'It's just fun it takes the pressure away – we get to share the responsibility of being in a pop band.'
Aloud will then follow the single with an album called Ten – a
collection of their songs over the last ten years as well as four new
tracks – to be released on 26th November.
of the band will also be given the opportunity to be involved in the
record, as they will be able to choose which tracks from the band's
entire back catalogue to include on the second disc of the album.
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Hasn't she changed! Cheryl has certainly come a long way from how she looked when Girls Aloud first emerged
Onwards and upwards: Kimberley looked more trendy and sophisticated than she did back in the day
Cheryl, Sarah, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola will then go on tour with the record with Ten – The Hits Tour 2013.
And the girls added that they are most excited about getting back on the road.
Kimberley said: 'Touring is one of the things we all enjoy the most', with Cheryl adding: 'Touring is the best thing we do full stop.'
Dainty doll: Nicola is now famous for her pale skin after ditching the fake tan she favoured when she first made a name for herself in the industry with Girls Aloud
Changing faces: Nadine on Friday (left) and as she was when Girls Aloud first got famous
Better now! Sarah now prefers figure-hugging leggings to the less than flattering jeans she previously favoured
Nadine said that working along with her four bandmates in the studio
again is going to be a highlight, saying: 'Coming back together and
being back int the studio and having all our voices on a track together
is just so amazing.'
to whether the band will continue to produce new material after the
reunion album, Nadine said: 'We will just have to wait and see how the
fans react and how everything goes.'
The group were formed in November
2002 after being chosen by judges Geri Halliwell, Pete Waterman and
Louis Walsh on the ITV talent show from thousands of wannabe pop stars.
As they were: It has been 10 years since the girls released their first single Sound Of The Underground
Their debut single Sound Of The
Underground went straight to number one, with their debut album of the
same name selling over 300,000 copies.
The five-piece have enjoyed three number one singles and a further 16 top 10 hits over their seven years in the charts.
Their last single release, Untouchable, was their lowest-charting single, reaching no.11 in UK charts in April 2009.
Their six albums have sold more than
1.8million copies in the UK, their most successful being their greatest
hits disc The Sound Of Girls Aloud, which has been certified 3x
Starting out: The girls first found fame on reality show Popstars: The Rivals
TEN – THE HITS TOUR 2013, FULL LIST OF DATES:
21st and 22nd February – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
25th February – Sheffield Motor Point Arena
26th February – Birmingham LG Arena
1st and 2nd March – London O2 Arena
5th and 6th March – Manchester MEN Arena
9th and 10th March – Glasgow SECC Arena
19th March – Nottingham Trent FM Arena
20th March – Liverpool Echo Arena
Tickets go on sale Friday 26th October at 9am from their website.
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