Sarah Harding has spoken out for the first time since Girls Aloud called it a day, claiming she had no idea her former bandmate Nadine Coyle wanted to keep the group going.
Shortly after the hugely successful five-piece announced their split, Nadine took to Twitter to insist she had no part in the decision and had wanted to continue. Now Sarah has addressed that statement, saying, “I was unaware she even felt like that.”
“At no point did she try and stop us, so you”d have to ask why she did that,” the blonde singer told Look magazine. “I have to respect her decision.”
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The day after Girls Aloud announced they were going their separate ways, Nadine tweeted, “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 & wanted to keep going.”
But Sarah insists reports of a rift with Nadine are simply not true. “Of course it worries me there are reports of fallouts between us, because its upsetting to our fans. We wouldn”t be where we are now without their loyalty,” she said.
Referring to the Girls Aloud reunion Ten tour, she added, “We”ve just had eight weeks of being together non-stop, so it”s nice to have a break. It”s like being sisters — after a while you feel a bit suffocated.
“It was so nostalgic being back together and it was good, but it did feel like the right time. We can”t go on forever.”
With her girl group days behind her, Sarah is now focused on the future — and her solo career. “I”m so frighted of being up there on my own,” the star admitted. “I can”t even fathom the idea of it yet. Don”t get me wrong, when I was younger I”d get up and do a few numbers in a pub gig, but that”s very different to Wembley Arena.”