Cheryl Cole On Girls Aloud Taking A Break: "We Needed To Grow As Young Women"

28 May 2012, 13:46 | Updated: 28 May 2012, 13:55

The 'Parachute' singer admits that she and her girl group band mates ended up becoming one personality.

Cheryl Cole has explained that she is looking forward to the planned Girls Aloud tenth anniversary reunion and highlighted their time apart as a positive thing because they "needed to grow" as they were becoming "one personality".

Speaking to The Observer, the former X Factor judge admitted that they group not only needed space as musicians but as human beings as well.

"Because we got together so young, we needed to grow as young women," she confessed. We were kind of one personality towards the end. We needed some space as humans."

The '3 Words' star explained that she has "missed" Nadine, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley and is excited to do "something special" once again with the band.

"I missed everything about them – even the drama of five girls trying to get ready for a live performance," she said.

Cheryl told Capital earlier this month that the stars plan to make an announcement "very soon" to celebrate their landmark in the industry since rising to fame on the music reality show Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002.

Meanwhile, the 'Call My Name' star is set to release her new studio album 'A Million Lights' next month on 18th June.