Girls Aloud set to reunite to honour late bandmate Sarah Harding
Girls Aloud look set to reunite to honour and remember late bandmate Sarah Harding, with a concert to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment.
Sarah tragically died in September 2021, just over a year after she received the devastating diagnosis that she had terminal cancer. After the heartbreaking news, Sarah opened up about her health battle in candid autobiography Hear Me Out, where she also reflected about her time in the spotlight before, during and after Girls Aloud's chart fame.
Her death at the age of just 39, was confirmed by her mum Marie, with her passing promoting a huge swell of tributes from friends, fans and her former bandmates and now Nadine Coyle has confirmed she, Cheryl, Nicola and Kimberley are planning to reunite on stage for an, as things stand, one-off gig. Speaking to OK Magazine, the Irish singer said: "She’s very much in the forefront of our minds.
"We want to raise money for a piece of medical equipment that helps diagnose cancer earlier so people can be treated. We definitely want to do something to help others."
She added: "(Sarah’s passing) still affects us deeply, to think about everything that she went through." Nadine, who has one daughter, Anaiya, 8, also spoke about how three of Girls Aloud being parents has also had an influence on when they could discuss getting back together, explaining: "Obviously, Cheryl has Bear and Kimberley has got her three little ones - Bobby, Cole and Nate - and we were planning on getting all of the babies together a while back but never got round to it."
News of the reunion is sure to delight fans of the group who first to prominence after starring on Popstars: The Rivals at the end of 2022. After all earning a place in Girls Aloud, the girls snatched the Christmas number 1 with debut single Sound of the Underground and went on to top the charts with other hits like I'll Stand By You, Walk This Way and The Promise, which won them a Brit in 2009.