What of Coyle’s Girls Aloud cohorts? What’s become of them since the band’s 2013 split?

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:35 pm

Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:39 pm

So we know what she’ll be doing for the next couple of weeks.

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But what of her Girls Aloud cohorts? What’s become of them since the band’s 2013 split?

Here’s all you need to know:

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Arguably the most famous member of the group post-split, Cheryl‘s successful career began in 2009, four years before Girls Aloud’s definitive split (though the band did go on hiatus between 2009 and 2012.

Between 2009 and 2014, Cheryl released she released four studio albums, from which ten singles were picked five of which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

That feat made Cheryl the first British female solo artist to have five number-one singles in the UK, and held the record for the British female solo artist with the most UK number-one singles until 2018, when she was overtaken by Jess Glynne.

She’s also widely known as having been a judge on the The X Factor, although her relationship with the show was far from plain sailing.

After a reasonably uneventful tenure that began in 2008 (Cheryl has mentored two winners of the competition), she resigned in 2011 to join the American version, which she left during the auditions stage.

Also a noted model, Cheryl has been photographed for the covers of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and fronted cosmetic company L’Oréal from 2009 to 2018.

And she was recently seen giving her opinion as a guest judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, where one of the contestants takes their stage name from her… ‘Cheryl Hole’.

Sarah Harding

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Gaining a reputation as the party girl of Girls Aloud, Harding’s fraught personal life in the wake of the band’s split has been the focus of most press coverage, but the 37-year old has had plenty of creative work to keep her busy.

During the group’s hiatus, Harding began acting, appearing in television films, and even big screen pictures like St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, a film to which she contributed three solo songs.

In 2015, the singer briefly appeared in Coronation Street, and released her first play Threads in the same year.

Nicola Roberts

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The flame-haired Roberts‘ post-Girls Aloud career is perhaps the most admirable and selfless of the quintet.

In 2008, she released a make-up range for pale sking called Dainty Doll, and advocated the ban of underage use of tanning beds in her documentary, Nicola Roberts: The Truth About Tanning.

With the help of MP Julie Morgan the pair produced a bill to ban under 18s from using sun-beds, which was passed successfully.

Her enthusiasm for such a cause was sparked by her feeling unattractive earlier in life due to her pale complexion; she would use fake-tan to darken her skin tone into what she later described as a “dirty mess”.

She’s also been a strong supporter of anti-bullying campaigns, penning songs on the subject and taking the issue up with then educations secretary, Michael Gove.

Music wise, Roberts has released on solo album – 2011’s ‘Cinderella’s Eyes’ – which was commercially well received but failed to perform commercially.

Kimberly Walsh

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During Girls Aloud’s hiatus, Walsh began acting and presenting, at one time presenting coverage for the BAFTA Awards.

She made her West End theatre debut (playing Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical) in 2012, and took part in Strictly Come Dancing that same year, where she finished as one of the runners-up.

Nadine Coyle

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And finally, the Girls Aloud member we’re likely to be seeing a lot of on our TV screens over the next few weeks: Nadine Coyle.

Musically, Coyle’s solo career hasn’t been too much to write home about:.

She released her debut solo album Insatiable in 2010, a record distributed exclusively by Tesco, which debuted at number 47 on the UK Albums Chart with only 5,450 copies sold.

In 2009, Coyle visited Derry to successfully break the record of the most trees planted in one site in an hour by 100 volunteers, and in 2012 she was a guest judge for an episode of America’s Next Top Model.

“In the past, I’ve opened a restaurant, had a record label, had my daughter and it was go, go, go with all of these. Now I have got so fearful even being in the car, flying or general things.

“I think it is since I became a parent that I am much more afraid.”



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