Bradford pop star Kimberley Walsh's band Girls Aloud "splitting up"

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Girls Aloud - the chart-topping band featuring Bradford's Kimberley Walsh - have seemingly announced they are splitting up following the last night of their 10-year celebration tour.

A tweet from the band's official account said "we have now come to the end of our incredible time together".

The message was sent shortly after the five singers came off stage in Liverpool, marking their last performance together as a group.

The TV manufactured band reunited for the 12-date UK tour after spending three years on solo projects. Kimberley, originally of Sandy Lane, has recently released her own solo album of musical show standards and has also acted in the West End, notably in the hit stage show Shrek.

The tweet said: "Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!!

"This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade. It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!! Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together. Love you lots."

The band had previously hinted at an imminent split after confessing they had no plans together after the end of the tour. At a press conference to announce the Ten Tour last year Cheryl Cole said "we haven't actually made any plans further than the tour" before adding that they would "wait and see how the fans react" before deciding what to do next.

Kimberley, Cheryl, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding were put together by the ITV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and claimed their first number one with Sound Of The Underground.

Looking back on their decade together, Cheryl tweeted on Wednesday night: "To the people that haven't been able to make it, for what ever reason, we feel your support regardless and have done for 10 yrs."

Nadine also tweeted before going on stage: "I have seen many of you at the tour work as hard as us! That is why I cried last night on stage & probably tonight again. Not sad, happy. Happy tears. I cannot thank you enough. I love seeing all your faces. Ok more tears. I love you all forever. Xxxxx NC."

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11:12am Thu 21 Mar 13

Not so simple says...

Who cares? Really, who cares. Waste of an article
Who cares? Really, who cares. Waste of an article Not so simple

11:34am Thu 21 Mar 13

Old Peculiar says...

Is this news worthy ?
Its up there will "Zayn quits Twitter"
Is this news worthy ? Its up there will "Zayn quits Twitter" Old Peculiar

11:42am Thu 21 Mar 13

Biggus Dickus says...

I wont be able to sleep tonight now you`ve told me this !!
I wont be able to sleep tonight now you`ve told me this !! Biggus Dickus

11:50am Thu 21 Mar 13

Joedavid says...

They will be back when the money runs out.
They will be back when the money runs out. Joedavid

11:51am Thu 21 Mar 13

Andr3wKay says...

I thought they were already 'split up' and only got together for this one tour (because they all needed to top up their bank accounts)?
It'll be the same again in 5 years.
I thought they were already 'split up' and only got together for this one tour (because they all needed to top up their bank accounts)? It'll be the same again in 5 years. Andr3wKay

12:43pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Kimberly, we love you, ur so awesome and gorgeous and a role model for young girls everywhere. Girls aloud are my favourite band and I will miss them, but I understand you need to move on.

Love you loads.

:)
Kimberly, we love you, ur so awesome and gorgeous and a role model for young girls everywhere. Girls aloud are my favourite band and I will miss them, but I understand you need to move on. Love you loads. :) Bone_idle18

12:50pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Pity poor Bfd! says...

Does this mean the ubiquitous Ms Cole will disappear into obscurity and from our TV screens - can only be a good thing!
Does this mean the ubiquitous Ms Cole will disappear into obscurity and from our TV screens - can only be a good thing! Pity poor Bfd!

1:02pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Pity poor Bfd! wrote:
Does this mean the ubiquitous Ms Cole will disappear into obscurity and from our TV screens - can only be a good thing!
OMG, I so can't believe u said that!

Leave Cheryl alone, she's a better person that you'll ever be!

;)
[quote][p][bold]Pity poor Bfd![/bold] wrote: Does this mean the ubiquitous Ms Cole will disappear into obscurity and from our TV screens - can only be a good thing![/p][/quote]OMG, I so can't believe u said that! Leave Cheryl alone, she's a better person that you'll ever be! ;) Bone_idle18

1:50pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance!

Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36!
I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36! Bone_idle18

2:28pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Old Peculiar says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36!
Don't worry, you've still got Bieber
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36![/p][/quote]Don't worry, you've still got Bieber Old Peculiar

3:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36!
Don't worry, you've still got Bieber
Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone!

:)
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36![/p][/quote]Don't worry, you've still got Bieber[/p][/quote]Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone! :) Bone_idle18

4:01pm Thu 21 Mar 13

The Hoffster says...

Joedavid wrote:
They will be back when the money runs out.
Yep.

No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: They will be back when the money runs out.[/p][/quote]Yep. No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future. The Hoffster

4:40pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
They will be back when the money runs out.
Yep.

No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.
The spice girls are has-beens, they like so old!

Little Mix are the best now! they're wikid!
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: They will be back when the money runs out.[/p][/quote]Yep. No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.[/p][/quote]The spice girls are has-beens, they like so old! Little Mix are the best now! they're wikid! Bone_idle18

6:06pm Thu 21 Mar 13

The Hoffster says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
They will be back when the money runs out.
Yep.

No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.
The spice girls are has-beens, they like so old!

Little Mix are the best now! they're wikid!
I think you're a bit too old to be liking girl-groups.

It's kinda disturbing.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: They will be back when the money runs out.[/p][/quote]Yep. No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.[/p][/quote]The spice girls are has-beens, they like so old! Little Mix are the best now! they're wikid![/p][/quote]I think you're a bit too old to be liking girl-groups. It's kinda disturbing. The Hoffster

6:29pm Thu 21 Mar 13

sam-tyler says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
They will be back when the money runs out.
Yep.

No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.
Girls Aloud 'doing' the Spice Girls?

I'll buy that for a Dollar!
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: They will be back when the money runs out.[/p][/quote]Yep. No doubt they'll be doing a 'Spice Girls' in the not too distant future.[/p][/quote]Girls Aloud 'doing' the Spice Girls? I'll buy that for a Dollar! sam-tyler

7:48pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Avro says...

What exactly has she done for Bradford since her fame?
What exactly has she done for Bradford since her fame? Avro

8:08pm Thu 21 Mar 13

bd7 helper says...

Time to move on. It really goes fast.
Time to move on. It really goes fast. bd7 helper

8:55pm Thu 21 Mar 13

spinnekop says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36!
Don't worry, you've still got Bieber
Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone! :)
And that, dear hearts, is why Bradford has so much youth unemployment. Or should I say unemployable youffs.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36![/p][/quote]Don't worry, you've still got Bieber[/p][/quote]Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone! :)[/p][/quote]And that, dear hearts, is why Bradford has so much youth unemployment. Or should I say unemployable youffs. spinnekop

11:52am Fri 22 Mar 13

Bone_idle18 says...

spinnekop wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36!
Don't worry, you've still got Bieber
Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone! :)
And that, dear hearts, is why Bradford has so much youth unemployment. Or should I say unemployable youffs.
Oh dear. No one saw through my charade? How many smiles does one need at the end of a post to show it's tongue in cheek? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
[quote][p][bold]spinnekop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: I bet you lot don't even like proper music, my dad like Led Zeppelin, they're rubbish! Only one of them sings and they don't even dance! Plus, they're like, old. They must be nearly as old as my dad and he's ancient, he's 36![/p][/quote]Don't worry, you've still got Bieber[/p][/quote]Oh Justin, love him. Who carz if he was late? It's the stupid parents who wuz early! Leave Justin alone! :)[/p][/quote]And that, dear hearts, is why Bradford has so much youth unemployment. Or should I say unemployable youffs.[/p][/quote]Oh dear. No one saw through my charade? How many smiles does one need at the end of a post to show it's tongue in cheek? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Bone_idle18

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