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As Girls Aloud announce they are to split up after they performed one last time in Liverpool - Capital takes a look at some of the best moments of the band's career.
A fresh-faced, corn-ringed Cheryl Cole auditions for Popstars: The Rivals, the 2002 reality show which resulted in Girls Aloud and One True Voice competing for the Christmas number one that year.
Nadina unleashes her inner rock child during her audition for Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, impressing judges Pete Waterman and Geri Halliwell with her vocals.
Baby of the group Nicola is now a fashionista about town but back in the day she kept it casual and impressed the judges of Popstars: The Rivals with her down to earth style and sweet vocals.
Sarah Harding's early auditions hinted that the leggy blonde would become the wild child of the group, known for her partying and outrageous dress sense.
Bradford-born brunette Kimberley Walsh poses for photographers during her days on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts in one of their earliest photoshoots after being announced members of Girls Aloud.
Girls Aloud's first single 'Sound Of The Underground' was Christmas number one in 2002, beating rival band One True Voice into oblivion.
The girls promoted the track far and wide, included an appearance on Top Of The Pops. 'Sound Of The Underground' topped the charts for four weeks and went platinum by March as well as being critically acclaimed by the music press.
Filmed days after Girls Aloud were formed, the video for 'Sound Of The Underground' features Nadine, Nicola, Kimberley, Sarah and Cheryl in an abandoned London warehouse.
After 'Sound Of The Underground' came 'No Good Advice', 'Life Got Cold' and then 'Jump', a cover of The Pointer Sister's 1980s hit 'Jump', which features in the 2003 film Love Actually.
The girls took to the red carpet for the premiere of Love Actually in an assortment of coloured dressed split to the thigh and slashed to the waist.
Girls Aloud's second album 'What Will The Neighbours Say' was named after a lyric from featured single 'Love Machine'.
After 'Sound Of The Underground' came 'Love Machine', which saw Girls Aloud take their sixth consecutive top three hit.
The girls rocked barely-there little black dresses at the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards in 2004.
The girls' first tour in 2005 took the name of their second studio album, featuring tracks 'The Show', 'Love Machine' and a cover of The Pretenders' hit 'I'll Stand By You', which became the official Children In Need song that year.
After two years of huge sales and critical acclaim, Girls Aloud started 2005 on a high note, winning Glamour's Band Of The Year award.
More award nominations weren't far behind. In early 2005 they were nominated as Best Pop Act at the BRIT Awards.
Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley co-ordinated in white dresses for their appearance at the BRIT Awards in 2005.
2005 saw the release of Girls Aloud's third studio album, 'Chemistry', described as "a concept album which relates to the girls and what it's like to be a twentysomething girl in London".
2006 saw Girls Aloud back on tour with 'Chemistry', named after their third studio album including hits 'Whole Lotta History', 'Biology' and 'Long Hot Summer'.
In October 2006 the girls released a greatest hits collection, 'The Sound Of Girls Aloud', which included new single 'Something Kinda Ooh', taking its inspiration from George Michael and 80s music in general. The single put the girls back in the top five for the first time in two years.
The girls finished 2006 on a festive note, promoting Harrod's famous Christmas grotto.
Comic Relief 2007 saw Girls Aloud pair up with the Sugababes for their fifteenth single, a cover of Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way'.
The girls showed off sophisticated looks at the 2008 BRIT Awards, for the first time in uncoordinated outfits.
The girls' greatest hits collection saw them embark on their third tour.
The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Tour saw Cheryl, Nadine, Sarah, Nicola and Kimberley perform sixteen dates across UK arenas, kicking off with Cheryl Cole's hometown of Newcastle and concluding in Belfast, near the home of Nadine Coyle.
More critical acclaim followed for the girls' fourth studio album, with reviewers hailing it "an unrelenting pop masterpiece".
The video for 'Sexy! No No No', the first single from the album 'Tangled Up', saw the girls squeeze into black latex catsuits.
'Call The Shots' was the second single taken from critically acclaimed album 'Tangled Up'.
The music video and single cover for 'Cant' Speak French' was inspired by Marie Antoinette and fashions of 18th century France.
The Passions Of Girls Aloud was a four part series broadcast in 2008, which focused on Cheryl, Kimberley, Sarah and Nicola's non-music related passions. Cheryl, a trained ballet, ballroom and tap dancer, indulged in her love of street dance, which saw her receive training from top names in the business and audition for a place in Will.i.am's video 'Heartbreaker'. She got the part and a lifelong friendship was born with the Black Eyed Peas frontman who is now on Cheryl's management team.
Kimberley's passion was revealed to be stage musicals, and the Girls Aloud star travelled to New York to receive vocal training and audition for a part in Les Miserables.
Horse-riding Sarah wanted to brush up on her saddle skills and compete in the sport of polo. She trained in Argentina and competed against one of the biggest names in the sport. During the show however, she fell from her horse and while she wasn't injured, she was unable to recall any of the event, something Sarah found difficult to cope with.
Nicola visited multiple department stores to prove her point that it's almost impossible to find foundations for fair skinned girls. She went on to design and launch her own range of make-up for fairer skin. Dainty Doll has been praised by beauty experts and bandmates Kimberley and Cheryl who attended the launch party in 2008.
Controversially Nadine Coyle did not take part in the show, sparking rumours of a split. Nadine insisted she pulled out after producers wouldn't allow her to change her original passion of conducting an orchestra to doing charity work in Brazil. Later though Sarah Harding revealed that the real reason was Nadine's shyness on camera.
'Out Of Control' was the girls' with studio album, a number one hit and their most successful in terms of sales.
The first single from 'Out Of Control', 'The Promise' sold more than 77,000 copies in its first week of release and won the girls the coveted Best British Single awards at the 2009 BRIT Awards.
The girls sparkle on the red carpet shortly before picking up their first ever gong for Best British Single.
Nothing proves pop success like miniature band dolls, and Girls Aloud were no exception to the trend for plastic replicas.
The girls' fifth tour took its name from their album 'Out Of Control'.
Girls Aloud recorded two tracks for the soundtrack of the St Trinians movie, and made brief cameos.
Girls Aloud looked anything but schoolgirl-like at the premiere of their first movie, St Trinians.
Cheryl isn't the only member of Girls Aloud to have starred in a hair advert. Back in the day the girls were the faces and barnets of Sunsilk's range of haircare. Picture: www.girlsaloud.net
The sponsorship deal with Sunsilk was rumoured to be worth multi-millions.
Girls Aloud co-wrote an autobiography of their time as a band. Dreams That Glitter took its name from a lyric in single 'Call The Shots'.
The girls also starred in a Christmas advert for Nintendo.
In 2009, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief.
In 2009 the girls announced they were taking a year off to concentrate on solo projects but would come back together for a new album in 2010. The reunion didn't transpire, however the girls did support Coldplay at Wembley Stadium.
After nearly four years apart and persistent rumours of an imminent reunion, Girls Aloud finally announced their comeback in October 2012. Their comeback single 'Something New' saw its first play on Capital FM.
After ten years together the band celebrated with the release of a greatest hits and a reunion tour. The band's final show together was in Liverpool on 20th March 2003.