Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding claims that “at no point” did Nadine Coyle try to put the brakes on their split as the Derry native earlier alluded to.

When Girls Aloud announced their split last month after their Ten: The Hits anniversary tour ended, Coyle was quick to tweet that she “couldn’t stop” the other members ending their time together as a group, despite the fact she wanted them to keep making music together.

However, Harding has hit back at Coyle, claiming she never knew that she felt that way. Speaking to Look magazine Harding said: “I was unaware she even felt like that. At no point did she try and stop us, so you'd have to ask her why she did that.

''We all had other things in the pipeline for after this tour and wanted it to be the biggest and best show we'd done. We'd rather do that than keep putting out more and more music every year and gradually waning, because music's evolved since we've been around. I'd hate to think we'd end on a bad note.''

Girls Aloud: Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole and Kimberly Walsh

Harding also said she felt her colleagues - Coyle, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh - all had different priorities when it came to the live show.

She explained: ''We were more grown up and more opinionated, and when there were discussions to do with work we'd all be sort of strategic.

''Me and Nadine are more music orientated - more vocals - and the other three are more about dancing. I'd put my foot down about the music side of things. Nicola was more about the clothes. Choreography is Cheryl's forte.''

She added: ''When there's five of you, it's difficult to have a say in everything. I'm looking forward to having more control.''