Girls Aloud spark fears tour could 'end in disaster' as stars 'clash'

While Girls Aloud prepare for their huge 30-date reunion tour, there are reportedly fears it could 'end in disaster' if the pressure gets too much. Cheryl and bandmates Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh are in the middle of their busy rehearsal schedule, and it has been alleged there's concern that old arguments and fall-outs could resurface.

Their social media accounts now feature a slew of new videos and photographs of the four back together - without their late bandmate Sarah Harding, who died in 2021, - and seemingly enjoying their reunion, but a source claimed to a newspaper that behind-the-scenes staff are worried.

Girls Aloud are doing a tour alongside the re-release of their album
Girls Aloud are doing a 30-date tour alongside the re-release of their album -Credit:Dave Benett/Getty Images for Per

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "It's no secret that Cheryl and Nadine had a fraught relationship and professional rivalry back in the day- they couldn't even agree when Girls Aloud split - so now, they're on best behaviour with the reunion."

They claimed the backstage team was "wary they'll clash again", but that Nadine and Cheryl have "matured a lot" and see they were both at fault back in the day. They continued: "Due to professional and personal life challenges they've faced since the band, they no longer have the egos or competitiveness they did back then."

When they split in 2013, Cheryl, 40, and Nadine, 38, famously disagreed over why they parted ways, with the latter very publicly distancing herself from the others. She wrote on her Twitter account (now X): "'You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time and want to keep going."

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The band reportedly put their fall-outs behind them following the death of Sarah Harding -Credit:Getty Images

In an interview in 2014, the Northern Irish singer claimed the news they were taking a break left her "shocked", saying she was told about the decision on the final night of their tour, and she "screamed and cried on stage and off stage".

Later, Cheryl claimed her old bandmate was full of "sh*t", telling Attitude magazine it was in fact Nadine who first sparked the conversation about splitting up the band. "She was the one who wanted to make a solo record," she said. "Which is why we took the hiatus. She wants to come out and say we broke the band up? No! She shouldn’t tell porkie pies."

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Girls Aloud will be back - without Sarah - for their huge reunion tour starting in May -Credit:Getty Images

Now, as they prepare to kick-off the tour on 17 May in Dublin, the source told the Sun that Cheryl, Kimberley and Nicola "are best friends" and working hard "not to exclude Nadine" because "they don't want anything to derail this tour or cause tension". They added: "Nadine is making a huge effort with them too, she's really gotten to know the grown up versions of them over the last year and become close."

OK! has approached Girls Aloud's representatives for comment.