GIRLSALOUD are definitely getting back together next year - but not all of them.
The fantastic five will be slimmed down to a fabulous four as NADINE COYLE will have no part in the reunion.
SARAH HARDING, NICOLA ROBERTS, KIMBERLEY WALSH and CHERYL COLE have begun sketching ideas for their comeback - but their Northern Irish bandmate does not figure in their plans.
The quartet have decided to regroup without her as they collectively feel they have all grown apart from her. Strained
A source said: "It`s been a painful decision for Sarah, Nicola, Kimberley and Cheryl but they have decided that the future of GirlsAloud lies without Nadine.
"They`ve all been on a roller-coaster ride since 2002 and have just grown apart from Nadine.
"Relations with her had been strained within the camp for a while.
"Disputes began cropping up towards the final days of the band before they went on a hiatus.
"The four remaining girls want to return on their own terms - and avoiding any squabbles is a high priority.
"That`s why they have decided to go on without Nadine."
The chart-conquering girl band formed in 2002 after coming together on ITV1 reality show Popstars: The Rivals. They decided to take a break in 2009 after a busy seven years in action.
GirlsAloud have released 21 singles, with four of them topping the charts. They also issued five studio albums.
Since going their separate ways, Scouser Nicola has launched a successful range of cosmetics, Cheryl has topped the charts as a solo star and is an X Factor judge, Sarah has opened a nightclub and Kimberley has moved into TV presenting.
Nadine strained relations in the band by moving to America in 2006 after embarking on a relationship with Desperate Housewives star JESSE METCALFE.
She has remained there ever since and has opened her own bar near Los Angeles called Nadine`s Irish Mist.
Further cracks appeared when she refused to take part in the girls` 2008 TV series The Passions Of GirlsAloud.
Since parting company with the band, she has been working on a solo album which is yet to see the light of day.