Kimberley Walsh has written about how Girls Aloud decided to call it a day in her new autobiography, 'A Whole Lot Of History'.
In an extract published in The Sun today, Kimberley says trouble started when Nadine decided to find her own manager without telling the rest of the group.
Kimberley writes: "It turned out that Nadine had taken on someone to represent her as a solo entity, and we knew absolutely nothing about it. We felt like we’d been sucker-punched."
"The following Out Of Control tour in the spring of 2009 wasn’t the beginning of the end for Girls Aloud — it was almost the end of the end."
It also turns out that Nadine apparently refused to sign off a public statement about the split — leading to that hastily-scrawled Twitter announcement.
"An hour before the very last show," Kimberley explains, "Nadine point blank refused to agree to any kind of press release — but we had to let the fans know somehow."
"In the end, we made the announcement on Twitter which we thought would be a nice direct connection to the fans."
What a mess. :(