To celebrate the return of Girls Aloud to the region on their 'Ten' tour, we put together a gallery to show ten years of Girls Aloud.
An exclusive documentary about North East star Cheryl Cole will be aired on ITV2 tonight at nine o'clock.
Heaton-born superstar Cheryl Cole has confirmed Girls Aloud are back on the road and their first gig will be in Newcastle
The North East's own Cheryl Cole has thanked the fans who both were and were not able to make the final Girls Aloud's ten year celebration tour.
The band have announced that they will be splitting after their time together.
To the people that haven't been able to make it, for what ever reason, we feel your support regardless and have done for 10 yrs..From @CherylCole on Twitter:
To the people that have been to almost as many shows as we have lol let's make this a celebration of the past 10 yearsFrom @CherylCole on Twitter:
Girls Aloud have announced that they will split after ten years together. The announcement came through the band's official Twitter page late last night,.
A tweet sent said: "We have now come to the end of our incredible time together."
You can read the full statement below:
The message was sent after the girls came off stage in Liverpool on the last night of their 10-year celebration tour.
The band had previously hinted of a split after confessing they had no further plans past the tour.
Entertainment website Digital Spy has reported that pop group Girls Aloud have confirmed that they have split up.
A tweet sent by the band's official account said: "Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together."
Girls Aloud will take to the stage once again tonight, on a reunion tour, and they are starting it off right here in the North East.
The event gets underway this evening at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
Fans have been queuing since six o'clock this morning to get a prime spot for tonight's Girls Aloud gig in Newcastle.
Former X Factor star, and Middlesbrough lass, Amelia Lily has announced that she will be supporting Girls Aloud on their UK tour.
Amelia Lily was a finalist in the 2011 series of X Factor and has gone on to release two hit singles.
Amelia Lily will share the stage with geordie royalty Cheryl Cole as they kick off their tour in Newcastle tomorrow (February 21st).
For more details on the tour, click here.
Girls Aloud have reunited for a tour next year, opening with two dates in Cheryl Cole's hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The group announced their plans at a press conference on Friday.
The 12-date tour will open in Newcastle with two gigs on February 21 and 22.
.They also confirmed the release of their new single, Something New, on November 18.
A greatest hits album, called Ten, will also be released.
This year marks a decade since they were put together by the ITV show Popstars: The Rivals and claimed their first number one with Sound Of The Underground.