Like many Girls Aloud fans there was a sinking feeling when Cheryl Cole was announced as an X Factor USA judge that it'd be the end for the group. Good news however, as Britain's best girl group will now be back after Cheryl and rival Nadine Coyle agreed to "bury the hatchet".
According to The Mirror the five piece will be back in the studio in January to record new material ahead of their comeback in 2012, which will mark a decade of the group's existence since forming in reality series Popstars: The Rivals.
Despite claims in today's Daily Star newspaper that Cheryl had snubbed any reunion, her spokesperson rubbished the reports.
The group went on a year's break two years ago (cough) and have since gone on to develop solo careers in singing and presenting.
A source said: “All is forgiven between Nadine and the rest of the band. It’s all water under the bridge.
“They’re excited they’re going to be making a fresh start together on this next adventure of their lives In six months’ time it’ll be back to work as normal – they are itching to get back in the studio.”
However in news that will shock any fan of the girls, they won't be working with production house Xenomania on their new record. Instead the group will make use of contacts from their solo endeavours.
Girls Aloud ft. will.i.am it is then.
The source added: “At the moment the Girls are really excited about their new beginning, although they are scratching their heads over who will create signature hits for them They are all grown women now. Cheryl has been through a lot worse than US X Factor. She’s survived a marriage breakdown and almost died of malaria. She’s made of tougher stuff.
“In fact, they have all got so much more experience between them now. They have all been through so much and come out fighting – and they will reflect this in their tracks.”
Nicola Roberts released her debut solo single Beat Of My Drum this week.