Cheryl Cole has reiterated that Girls Aloud have not permanently split up.
The X Factor judge claimed that the girl group would be around to celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2012.
“We’d have to mark our 10th year,” Cole told X magazine. “It’s pretty amazing to be in the industry for that long, and not a lot of people are that lucky. We have to mark that.”
Since being formed on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, the group have released five studio albums and gone on to score 20 Top 10 hits.
Cole admitted that the group needed their break because they were “morphing into one” after spending so much time together.
“Sometimes you just need space to grow,” she said. “I get what you mean, just looking at us all. Because we’re still together a lot socially it doesn’t seem so weird to us, but you only ever see us as individuals.
“We’ve got a three-album deal, so we’re just waiting. We’re not breaking up.”