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campmate Nadine Coyle finally spoke out about the rumours regarding her 'feud' with Cheryl. When asked by fellow campmate EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa if it was true she and the Call My Name hitmaker never got along, Nadine rubbished the claims. For the longest time Nadine and Cheryl – the two key members of Girls Aloud – were put into the same category. But since the Insatiable singer – now I'm A Celeb contestant- has finally spoken out on the feud rumours, we thought now would be the perfect time for a little deep dive into the history of Britain's once-premier girl band and its two central stars (sorry Kimberley, Nicola and Sarah). Most Girls Aloud scholars agree that things for the band started to break apart around the time of their fourth album, Tangled Up, when Nadine moved to America.
She wasn't even present when the girls won their first Brit award for Best Single with The Promise in 2009. Nadine seemed like, for the longest time, to be the inevitable Geri Halliwell or Zayn Malik of the band – her move to America was bolstered, initially, with dreams of solo stardom away from the rest of the group. That didn't work out, however, as Cheryl became the de facto breakout hit of the band thanks to a string of number one hits including Fight For This Love and Promise This. The infamous Girls Aloud break-up via Twitlonger Girls Aloud fans sure do, as that was how the band – on the road for their ten year anniversary tour – decided to break the news that they were actually splitting up, for good this time. Only, it soon emerged after the split that the decision had come from the other members of the band – Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding – and not Nadine herself.
After the interview dropped, Cheryl then swiftly unfollowed Nadine on Twitter. Nadine on Celebrity Juice: 'There was no friendship to begin with' Girls Aloud scored a record-setting 20 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK (Picture: Getty) Appearing on Celebrity Juice last year, it took none other than Keith Lemon to get Nadine to finally comment on something in public. Asking which member of Girls Aloud were her favourite, Nadine answered with the very diplomatic 'them all!' But things quickly got a lot more awkward. Lemon asked if there had been a falling out, to which Nadine replied with the very depressing: 'There was no falling out, there was no friendship to begin with.' The band will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2022 (Picture: Getty) Girls Aloud will celebrate their twentieth anniversary as a band in 2022. We would be very surprised if the girls didn't band together to do at least…something to celebrate. The intervening years haven't been as kind to other members as they have to Our Cheryl, and every celebrity needs a re-jolt of energy every few years. So maybe, the feud is just a smoke-screen; everything that's happened in the past seven years since the split has been engineered to make it seem like a reunion was impossible, so when the big anniversary does happen, it's so unexpected and shocking it becomes more lucrative than ever. MORE: I'm A Celebrity's Nadine Coyle isn't friends with Girls Aloud any more because most of her friends are men MORE: I'm A Celebrity's Nadine Coyle opens up about 'crippling anxiety' after Girls Aloud stint How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future. Like Verizon Media, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests. Learn more about how Verizon Media collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data. Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices. Nadine Coyle Now Says The Girls Aloud Feud Is 'Fake News' The I'm A Celebrity... Nadine Coyle sent viewers into a frenzy on last night's episode of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here after she claimed the rumours of a feud between her and Cheryl Cole were 'fake news'. Many were cynical of her claim that all the women got along given how infrequently they see each other now – and you know, the fact she said they didn't in an interview in 2017. The conversation came about when former EastEnders actor Jacqueline Jossa asked Coyle about her experience of being in a girl band. 'I like being in a girl band. When asked if she got along with everyone, Coyle said 'yes' before Jossa brought up the infamous feud with Cole that seemingly went into overdrive after the band split. Doing the Lord's work, Jossa said, 'I'd heard you didn't get on with Cheryl,' to which Nadine replied, 'Fake news.' Of course, that wasn't what either of them were saying back in 2013 when the Girls Aloud split was announced. Coyle tweeted at the time 'You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I had the best time and want to keep going.' Cole's response? And in 2017, Coyle spoke up again about how the women didn't get along, telling The Sun it was because she always got lead vocals and it caused tension. 'It was fine at the start but there's always politics in any band,' she said. '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. While the idea of not wanting people to pit women against each other is honourable, when disagreements come from a genuine place (and they're not just sexist rumours) that's just life. Nadine, for example, has said on a number of occasions that she and the girls were actually just really different. Read More: A throwback to Girls Aloud's album covers through the years...