Saturday 20 January 2018

Nadine Coyle hits back at allegations of miming and imitating an American accent on ITV's Lorraine

Nadine Coyle on ITV's Lorraine
Nadine Coyle on ITV's Lorraine

Nadine Coyle has hit back at claims she was miming during a performance on ITV's Lorraine.

The Derry singer, 32, appeared on the morning show on Tuesday to talk about her new music and perform her new single Go To Work.

With her vocals appearing to be too perfect for some viewers, host Lorraine Kelly had to correct those who had taken to Twitter to claim Nadine had been miming.

She said: "So many people have been tweeting saying that wasn't live – no, it was live."

"Yes, it was live!" Nadine laughed.

The former Girls Aloud singer also to took to Twitter herself following her appearance, writing: "Thank you all for your lovely messages about lorraine & yes I was singing live I am very flattered some of you thought otherwise."

But it seemed some viewers also had issue with Nadine's accent - with many criticising her American twang.

The star grew up in Derry but has been living in the US for years with her partner Jason Bell and their 3-year-old daughter Anaíya.

Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle
Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle

Speaking about her accent, Nadine said: "I slow it down for TV, otherwise people will be like, 'What is she talking about?' So I have to slow it down and when I do, I think it does get a bit of an American twang going on.

"I live in America, but Ireland will always be my home. I've lived in London for so long too that it's my second home. And America isn't going anywhere either hopefully, fingers crossed!"

Nadine has returned to the spotlight following Girls Aloud's split in 2013.

She recently spoke about what life was like performing with Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, and Nicola Roberts, admitting there had been tensions within the band.

But she told Lorraine she would love to meet up with the girls one day.

She said: "Of course, definitely. I mean, it's been 15 years. Everyone has grown up and moved on and has different priorities now.

"I'm sure we will all be in the same room again at some point."

Belfast Telegraph

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