Don’t expect anything too long-term from the Girls Aloud reunion – Sarah Harding has announced that she will be releasing a solo album in 2013.
The girlband, who are formed of Sarah along with Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, are thought to be marking their ten-year anniversary later this year with possible new material and a tour.
Speaking to Broadcast Exchange, she said: “There’s quite a lot going on this year, but it’s in the pipeline right now, so I can’t really say much about that!
“Next year I am preparing for solo material, so watch this space.”
The release will make her the final member of the band to go it alone. Chezza released her third Top 3 LP last week, Nadine reached the giddy heights of the Top 50′s outer suburbs with Insatiable in 2010, and Nicola Roberts made the Top 20 with her critically-acclaimed attempt last autumn. Kimberley recorded the official Team GB Olympics single with Alfie Boe, but is focussed on acting.
The band are far greater together than they are as individuals, so this Sarah Goes Solo business is hardly the most uplifting news of the century.