The star confessed all to me [Dean Piper, showbiz person at the Mirror] at Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing party in LA and says fans will not have long to wait before things start getting going. Nadine revealed: “It’s time to come back. At the end of the year it would have been ten years and it feels like the right time to regroup
.“I know everyone’s been speculating about what we will do. It will be arena dates at the start of next year and we will have new music to go with it.
“One or two singles I would think. It depends on how well it goes with the tour announcement. If things work well, there’s enough demand and we’re all in the same head space as a band then who knows what could happen.
“I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the girls. It’s been a long time since we’ve all been in the same room together.”
Despite the other ladies – Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts – being in constant touch it still seems there’s very little communication between Nadine and the girls. But she was quick to reveal there’s no bad blood between them.
“I’ve been really worried about Sarah and I’m glad to see she’s getting better,” Nadine added. “But the truth is there’s no big problem with me and the girls. I’ve been living here and not been home much and I have a life here now.
“I’m thrilled Kimberley’s doing well on the West End and Cheryl and Nicola are working hard on their music.
“Everyone was so keen to put Cheryl and me against each other – but we just weren’t enemies. We are very different people musically, that’s all.”
Nadine and Dean Piper at the Oscars Party
Nadine also went on to add she wasn’t worried about her Tesco deal and debut solo album which subsequently flopped in the charts. “Releasing my music was never about chart positions,” she added. “I went with Tesco because I wanted to be in control and I’m proud of what I achieved. Cheryl was always going to do far better chart wise – she was on X Factor to begin with. I’ve spent six years in LA now – maybe I needed to be in the UK more.”
The star still sounds like she’s having trouble letting go of her ex-fiance, American football star Jason Bell. She told me: “Jason is still a part of my life and it has been a tricky one to let go of. We speak all the time and ultimately I guess it’s just complicated with us.”
It’s good to see Nadine so well, positive and full of life. Now, hurry up and get in the same room as these girls and let the celebrations begin!
Nadine, being flawfree in BBC2's 'I'm in a Girl Group' documentary