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Nadine Coyle 'Didn't Want' Girls Aloud Split
Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has said she did not want the best-selling group to split up.
Tweeting a day after their final reunion gig, she said: "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 & want to keep going. Xxxx"
The group had earlier appeared to confirm they were going their separate ways when - shortly after coming off stage on Wednesday - they posted: "We have now come to the end of our incredible time together."
But now it seems at least one of the members was not entirely happy with the decision.
Girls Aloud were the UK's best-selling girl group of the 21st century, according to the Official Charts Company.
The five-piece had re-formed for the 12-date UK tour after spending three years on solo projects.
Following their final performance in Liverpool the band's official Twitter account paid tribute to their fans.
"Dear Alouders," it said. "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 the split after confessing they had no plans together after the end of the tour.
Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, 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.
Several of the members have forged successful solo careers outside of the group.
Cheryl Cole has been the most successful musically, while Kimberley Walsh has appeared in the West End and on Strictly Come Dancing, and Sarah Harding has appeared in a number of films.