Girls Aloud will mark their return to the spotlight by releasing a brand new single to raise money for charity.

On October 19, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah, Harding, Kimberly Walsh and Nicola Roberts will reunite as Girls Aloud, 10 years to the day after they gave their first performance together after being brought together on Popstars: The Rivals.

Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh and Cheryl Cole in 2003

The girls announced in 2009 that they were taking a hiatus and have spent the past three years working on solo projects.

Now they're stepping back into the spotlight together by recording a track for Britain's annual Children In Need drive.

Girls Aloud at one of their last appearances together before they took an extended break

A source tells the Daily Mirror, "They've been working with their old producers, Xenomania, and what they're coming up back with is pure pop perfection. They're all really excited."