Girls Aloud will return in 2012 to mark their tenth anniversary, it has been confirmed.
Contrary to reports suggesting that the band would reunite as a four-piece without Cheryl Cole, their manager Hilary Shaw has announced that all five girls will perform together next year.
However, Shaw ruled out the prospect of new material from the band as they are all busy working on separate solo projects, MTV reports.
“Everybody wants them to make a comeback and it will be next year,” she said. “Well, it is their 10th anniversary so there will be something.”
Dismissing rumours of in-band feuds, she added: “The girls are still getting on great, they speak all the time, and that includes Cheryl and Nadine [Coyle] with the other girls. Cheryl is keen to get back with the girls and is planning something which could be a one-off or some gigs.”
Previous reports have suggested that Girls Aloud are planning a 2012 world tour.
Nicola Roberts is currently working on solo material, while Sarah Harding continues with her acting career.
Cole – widely tipped to be a judge on The X Factor USA – and Coyle have already released solo albums, while Kimberley Walsh has moved into television presenting and is rumoured to be the new Xtra Factor host.
There is absolutely no backup that Hilary actually said this so again, take this with a pinch of salt.