Cheryl Cole will return to Newcastle with Girls Aloud

Girls aloud confirm they will be gong on tour next year - and the first did is set for Newcastle

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Girls Aloud will start tour in Newcastle

Girls Aloud have announced a new yout Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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