Sarah Harding: Girls Aloud Split Is ‘Liberating’

Sarah Harding has said she has found it “liberating” to have finally split from her Girls Aloud bandmates after a decade together.

The group were formed in November 2002 and announced in March that they were going their separate ways, after completing a Greatest Hits reunion tour following a three year hiatus.

Sarah is now working on her own music, and has also signed up to help a charity that helps soldiers come to terms with coming back to the UK after fighting overseas.

Speaking about the girl group’s disbandment on Daybreak today, Sarah said: “It’s liberating, it’s kind of, it’s a new chapter, it’s a release, but at the same time you do feel like you’re missing a part of you, if that makes sense.”

On her upcoming solo material, she commented: “I’m lucky enough to be able to record at home at the moment, so I’ve just been getting some great tracks in.

“I’ve been writing, just working with loads of different people.”

Kimberley Walsh has apparently been responding to film and TV offers, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle are thought to be recording, and Cheryl Cole has vowed to take a break from professional commitments.

Kimberley’s new film Allstars opens today.

Sarah Harding leaves Riverside Studios and heads out to a bar in Shoreditch (WENN)