Kimberley Walsh clears up Girls Aloud 'reunion' talk: "Sarah Harding asked us to do this"
Kimberley Walsh has revealed details of a reported Girls Aloud 'reunion' with bandmates Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Cheryl in honour of the late Sarah Harding, who tragically passed away last year following a breast cancer battle aged 39.
After Nadine told that the group, formed on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, are planning an 'event to raise money' for cancer research, Kimberley explains the band 'still don't feel ready' to perform on stage together following Sarah's death.
Speaking during her presenting slot on BBC's Morning Live, Kimberley told co-host Gethin Jones: "I feel like I need to just clear this up a little bit.
"So there won’t be a reunion as such, we’re not going to be getting back on stage together. We still just don’t feel ready to get back on stage without Sarah. But we are planning an industry fundraiser for her in her memory, to raise as much money as we possibly can for cancer research.
"She asked us to do this and it’s really important for us that we make it a big event. It’s all about [raising money]."
"She’s very much in the forefront of our minds. We want to raise money for a piece of medical equipment that helps diagnose cancer earlier so people can be treated. We definitely want to do something to help others."
Following Sarah's untimely death last September, sales and streams of Girls Aloud's back catalogue soared in tribute to the fiery band member. Before Sarah's passing, Girls Aloud last performed together on their Ten: Greatest Hits tour, before retiring the band for good in May 2013.
Following their final night of the tour in Liverpool, the band said: "Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!!
"This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade.
"It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!!
"Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together. Love you lots."