Tuesday 22 October 2019

'We were never really friends' - Nadine Coyle on her Girls Aloud band mates

Nadine Coyle (Ian West/PA)
Nadine Coyle (Ian West/PA)

Singer Nadine Coyle has said she was never friends with her Girls Aloud band mates.

The mum-of-one features in this week's Living With Lucy and speaks about her time with the band, and the infamous passport incdent.

The singer who isbased in New York and Ireland gives a snapshot of her life as a solo star while taking Lucy Kennedy on her tour bus as she headlines a Pride festival in Hull.

Discussing her band mates she said; "The band broke up and I didn’t socialise with the girls anyway, even when I was in the band.

“I just had more fun with other people. It was definitely a job for sure.

"I have spoken to Sarah but how often have you done a job like years ago, how often do you still keep in touch with some or all of the members of the people you worked with?

“We just have very different personalities as well.

“When your idea of having a good time are completely way off it’s hard to have a good time.”

She described their split in 2013 was a 'silly decision'.

"I think it was just not smart, it was not well thought out. They put out a tweet, there was a chat, I really can't remember - it was a long time ago and I've had a baby in between so my mind is not as sharp as it once was."

She also claims that her bandmates had a very naive understanding of what Ireland and Irish people were like.

"I remember one of them saying 'God I didn't think Irish people were like you. Their interpretation of Ireland was horse and carts and all that. I was like 'No, we've got roads and stuff, taps, showers, baths and all the mod cons."

She thinks everybody’s mammy and daddy is on the TV. I think she just assumes that's what happens, that it’s the norm.”

And when it comes to people joking about her Derry accent, Nadine doesn’t mind as long as it’s not nasty.

She said: “It depends on what way they approach it. I think, ‘God I would never have the nerve to be that ignorant’.”

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