Girls Aloud are back! #TEN countdown begins on official website

Cheryl Cole

Girls Aloud have kicked off their reunion this morning, as they countdown the days to a big reveal.

The girl group were formed way back in 2002 on Popstars: The Rivals, a reality show that only lasted one series but has spawned one of the most successful reality TV acts of time.

A decade later and the group and its members are some of the biggest stars in the UK, having released multiple albums and more than 20 top ten singles.

This morning the group's official website commenced a countdown, along with the word 'TEN' with a cryptic picture.

The countdown ends on Friday, October 19 2012 at 10AM, where we're naturally all expecting a pretty big announcement from the group.

There's been talk of a reunion tour, single, album and even performances on Strictly Come Dancing and the Royal Variety Performance show later this year.

The news coincided with the group's Sarah Harding joining Twitter, with all five girls now on the social networking website.

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