As you know, there has been a lot of speculation that Girls Aloud will split in 2008.
It's not hard to see why some people might think a farewell is on the cards. They have outlived the usual 'three albums and a greatest hits' cycle, there are rumours that the members have fallen out, Nadine's off in America or somewhere ridiculous trying to be famous, at least one of them's probably on the verge of getting A Bun in Her Oven. It certainly all seems a bit 'end of days'.
Fortunately, there is now cast iron proof that Girls Aloud will not be splitting: Kimberley's dad John says he doesn't know anything about it.
In a story titled Girls Aloud Not Splitting, the Bradford Telegraph & Argus — people still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that those two behemoths had merged — quotes John as saying:
"It's just a fantasy. The national papers put this story out every now
and again but it is just utter nonsense. To be honest, Kimberley gets
sick to death of reading them."
In fact, forget those 'national papers' all together — local is where it's at.
"If Kimberley ever tells me that Girls Aloud is splitting up properly, then she would want Telegraph & Argus readers to have the proper story direct from her."
Excellent reporting there from the Bradford Telegraph & Argus. Coming soon:
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