Kimberley Walsh - who is joined in the band by Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole and Nadine Coyle - insists the group will tour again, despite them being on hiatus since September 2009, but admits she doubts they will ever officially announce the demise of the `Love Machine` hitmakers.
She said: "I don`t think we`ll ever officially break up, to be honest.
"It`ll be more a case of having breaks to go out and do little things we want to do, then coming back again. We`ll definitely tour again. We`re a live act; that`s where we come into our own."
Kimberley admits the attention she receives for being in the spotlight can be tough but she feels more protective of bandmate Cheryl - who is also a judge on UK TV talent show `The X Factor` - because the interest in the `Promise This` singer is so much more.
She added in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine: "It`s much worse for Cheryl because of the height of publicity around her, and I do feel a little protective.
"I don`t like the fact she`s so trapped sometimes, trying to go out and about.
"There`s not a great deal you can do about it but it frustrates me. Everyone deserves a little bit of freedom and she doesn`t even have that."