WITH Sugababes, Big Brother, S Club and David Tennant’s Doctor Who all returning this year, it was already feeling like the Noughties.

And now Girls Aloud have also announced a comeback tour to mark their 21st anniversary.

It’ll be the first time Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh have taken to the stage without Sarah Harding.

Her 2020 cancer diagnosis and tragic death, aged 39, the year after, is what brought thechart-topping girl group back together following their split in 2013 and years of feuding and bitterness.

A music source said: “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.”



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But, as well as losing their friend, the girls have all separately been through a great deal since the split.

From a dangerous stalker to lots of heartbreak, we reveal what’s happened to Girls Aloud in the last 10 years.

Nicola Roberts

In 2017, Sarah’s friend Michelle Vince said she and Nicola had lost contact, but there “had been no fall out”.

However, by the time she sadly died, they were back together, and Nicola said today she misses “everything” about Sarah.

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Nicola Roberts with her stalker ex Carl DaviesCredit: Rex Features
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Speaking on Heart FM, she said: “You never quite knew what you were going to get with Sarah, but it was always impactful.”

Nicola’s life hasn’t been plain sailing in recent years though.

In 2019, she had her £1.25million home in Weybridge, Surrey, repossessed by the bank.

She’d been forced to give it over after becoming terrified of her ex-boyfriend and stalker, Carl Davies.

In 2017, he was given a 15-month suspended sentence and lifetime restraining order after sending Nicola 3,000 messages, which included threats to burn and stab her.

Then, in 2021, Davies was jailed for more than two years for stalking BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and her daughter.

Nicola began having therapy in 2018 after the stalking and previously told The Sun: “Therapy was the best gift I ever gave myself, and now I tell all my friends to do it.”

She went on to win The Masked Singer as Queen Bee in 2020.

Cheryl Tweedy

Cheryl has been through a lot of heartbreak – and a few different surnames – since Girls Aloud split.

In July 2014, having already had a four-year marriage to Ashley Cole, she shocked fans when she wed businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after just three months of dating.

The marriage eventually fell apart, and in January 2016, they announced their split, with a decree nisi granted in October that year.

Following the divorce, fans shared their concern as she became “worryingly thin”.

But Cheryl hit back: “I am so sick and tired of it being ok to call somebody too thin or a ‘bag of bones’. I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What is the difference? 

“You have no idea what I have been through. Just losing my father-in-law very recently and everything that comes with that. 

“Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone.”

Cheryl had another shock romance when she began dating One Direction star Liam Payne, 11 years her junior, in 2016.

They welcomed son Bear, now six, together, in March 2017, but they’d split by July 2018.

Cheryl had a hugely successful solo career, but the last song she released was Let You, in May 2019, which only reached No 57 in the UK singles charts.

She also worked as a judge on The X Factor for a number of years, as well as on BBC’s short-lived The Greatest Dancer, which was axed in 2020.

Earlier this year, she starred in the West End show, 2:22: A Ghost Story, as Jenny – which Nicola and Kimberley went to watch her in together.

But earlier this year, the accounts for her business CC Entertainment revealed it was £1.35 million in the red.

Nadine Coyle

Nadine and Sarah maintained a friendship following the split, due to apparently being “sidelined” by the other three bandmates.

Sarah previously shared text messages between her and Nadine on Instagram, refuting claims there was a feud between them.

And Nadine claimed the other band members were bitter because she had the best voice.

She told The Sun: “It was fine at the start but there’s always politics in any band.

“It just happened that I always got more vocals than everybody else, so in terms of people wanting their voice heard, that wasn’t happening.

“And it made people very bitter. They didn’t like that.”

Nadine has also suffered a fair amount of heartache.

When she took part in I’m A Celebrity in 2019, she revealed she was living with her mum following her break-up with American footballer Jason Bell.

The pair dated for 11 years and have eight-year-old daughter Anaiya together.

Last year, Nadine signed up to exclusive dating app Raya, but she’s yet to find a new love.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley has probably had the least bumpy journey of all the girls.

In 2016, she married her long-term boyfriend Justin Scott, and they share three sons Bobby, seven, Cole, five, and Nate, two, together.

In 2012, Kimberley finished as a runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing, and she’s poured her focus into musical theatre ever since.

She went on to make her West End debut in Shrek the Musical, and she’s also been in the musical versions of Big and Elf.

In 2018, she starred in the second series of Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge, as Claire Butterworth.

She also regularly presents BBC Morning Live.

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