Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has insisted that her former Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle is “full of shit”.
The pop band released a new greatest hits album, ‘Ten’, in 2012 and reformed for a headline tour shortly afterwards, but in 2013 revealed that they were splitting again after their final UK date. Coyle has subsequently claimed that she “had no part” in the band breaking up and had been forced to agree to the split just 20 minutes before their final show began.
Speaking to Attitude, however, Fernandez-Versini – currently starring as a judge on UK TV show The X Factor – dismissed Coyle’s version of events. “She’s full of shit,” she said. “What d’you want us to say? She’s full of shit. She was the one who wanted to make a solo record. 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. She should remember why we took the hiatus after seven years so she could go and…”
She then added: “OK, so do you want us to tell the truth? She wasn’t going to make another Girls Aloud record until she got a solo deal. I feel she held us to ransom and then made her solo record deal. It’s the truth. She’s saying that we broke the band up. So there you go.”
Girls Aloud released five studio albums between 2003 and 2008, having originally formed as the winners of Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The group earned three UK Number One singles in their career, including ‘The Promise’, ‘I’ll Stand By You’ and ‘Sound Of The Underground’.