Kimberley Walsh admits it would be 'too painful' for Girls Aloud reunion without Sarah Harding

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17 Oct 2022, 17:49

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Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has revealed that the band aren't reuniting anytime soon. The singer and presenter appeared on This Morning to talk about raising money for breast cancer research in honour of her late bandmate Sarah Harding who died of the disease last year.

She told Dermot O'Leary: "I just feel for all of us, it would just be too painful.

"We’re so grateful that we had the time that we did and that we can find a way of doing something positive. But I don’t think it’s going to be something that we’ll do.”

The four bandmates are flying the flag for Sarah by continuing to fundraise for the cancer charity. She explained: “We were all together, we did a gala for Sarah last weekend and we were all together, and lots of our GA [Girls Aloud] family were there and it just felt really special to have that night."

Their debut album is being re-released with the proceeds going to charity. She said: “We’ve got our Sound of The Underground re-release and all the money’s going to go to breast cancer research and the hospital that looked after Sarah, so that’s been a really good way, I think, of us finding something positive and a way to channel that.”

It's been 20 years since Girls Aloud formed on Popstars: The Rivals Girls Aloud. The last time the group performed together was in March 2013, just before announcing their split during the final show.

Over the weekend, Walsh was revealed as Oddsocks on ITV's The Masked Dancer. She said about keeping it a secret from her family: "My kids and my nephews are obsessed with the show and do Masked Dancer competitions every weekend so I wanted to do it for them.

"It’s the hardest thing ever [to keep it a secret]! I’m so close to my family, I feel like I have been avoiding them for weeks."

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and ITV Hub.