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God, it makes you feel old to think that Girls Aloud are now a thing of the past. We shall not look upon their like again. Sniff. But anyway, thinking about that former cultural phenomenon recently, I had a moment of nostalgia recalling the video for "I Can't Speak French", in which the Girls flounce around in very short, corsetted can-can skirts, with layers upon layers of net and frills and feathers in various shades of pink and pale lilac-y colours.

Nadine Coyle has announced she is expecting her first child

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle announces pregnancy

Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has revealed that she is pregnant with her first child.

Girl pop band Girls Aloud have announced they are splitting

So, what are Girls Aloud doing in their solo careers again?

As Girls Aloud announce they are splitting up for good, we take a look at the solo careers of Sarah, Nadine, Nicola, Cheryl and Kimberley (yes, they exist)

From left: Nicola, Kimberley, Cheryl, Nadine and Sarah

A plea to Girls Aloud: Don't split up!

Boo to all you music snobs. Girls Aloud deliver great pop music, and that's what they're there for

Sandi Toksvig ruffles feathers by suggesting Duchess of Cambridge has no opinions and is 'very Jane Austen'

Brace yourself for another wave of moral indignation in defence of “Our Kate” – TV and radio presenter Sandi Toksvig has ruffled feathers by suggesting the Duchess of Cambridge has no opinions and is “very Jane Austen”.

Mel B is confirmed as a judge for the next series of America's Got Talent

Mel B confirmed as judge on 'America's Got Talent'

Could Mel B be to America what Nicole Scherzinger is to Britain?

Ex-Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh: from Girls Aloud to showtunes

As her bandmates cornered pop, Kimberley Walsh needed to find her own niche. The answer, she tells James McNair: Strictly, showtunes, and a future on Broadway

Girls Aloud, Calvin Harris, The Wanted and Pink, Jingle Bell Ball, O2 Arena, London

Girls Aloud proceed like pedigree poodles in circles around the stage

Criticism dampens spirits of X Factor's Chris Maloney

X Factor hopeful Chris Maloney has admitted that criticism of his performances has got to him ahead of tomorrow's semi-final.

TV presenter Richard Arnold waltzes off Strictly Come Dancing

Television presenter Richard Arnold became the latest contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing on the week the show swapped the Strictly ballroom for Wembley Arena.

Fern Britton waltzes off Strictly 'party'

Television presenter Fern Britton became the latest contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

Rumours that Cheryl Cole was being offered a lucrative deal with Sky to host her own show were denied by the channel

Chat show? Don't do it, Cheryl!

In 2010, Michael Parkinson sounded off about the state of the modern chat show. "The trouble with the talk show is everyone fancies their chances," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Even those on the extreme fringes of the ever-expanding world of modern celebrity reckon it's a doddle."

Kimberley Walsh

Strictly star Kimberley Walsh having treatment for knee injury

Kimberley Walsh is undergoing physio to get her in shape for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing after damaging her knee.

Girls Aloud star hails Strictly Come Dancing 'bum lift'

Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has revealed that competing on Strictly Come Dancing has given her a "bum lift".

Something New: Girls Aloud unveil comeback track

Girls Aloud unveiled their comeback track today as they premiered the dance tune online.

Cheryl, The 02, London

On paper, a Cheryl arena gig should be a corker – she’s a former Girl Aloud, for goodness’ sake, and the only one who’s made a solo career fly. In practice, unless you’re obsessed or eight years old, it’s a strangely flat experience.

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