Eighties duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgley are re-releasing their 1986 album The Final - twenty five years after their split.

Shirlie Holliman and Helen Pepsi De Macque were the duo's backing singers, and Holliman insists that they all remain close friends, according to The Irish Daily Star newspaper.

The girls enjoyed huge success touring the world alongside George and Andrew.

When asked about her time spent with Wham! The Irish Daily Star reports Shirlie saying: "It doesn't feel like twenty five years. Wham! was such an important part of our lives."

Helen further pitched in: "There's a huge demand for us to come back, so you never know."