PICTURES! Girls Aloud 2013 live tour starts in Newcastle

Girls Aloud's 2013 tour, Ten: The Hits, kicked off in Newcastle last night and here's some of the first pictures!

Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and of course local girl Cheryl Cole took to the stage to perform some of their biggest hits.

And the group were joined by X Factor star Amelia Lily in support, who opened the epic show yesterday evening.

Around 11,000 fans packed into the city centre's Metro Arena to watch the group on their opening night.

There were tears from the girls at the end of their first show, which didn't go without its hiccups.

Cheryl told a cheering crowd: "It's been an emotional evening, I just want to thank you all for standing by us for ten years."

The camp show saw feathers, glitter and a cover of catchy pop favourite Call Me Maybe.

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The tour continues in Newcastle tomorrow and Saturday before moving on to venues including London's O2 Arena next month.

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