With Girls Aloud back in the news thanks to Sarah Harding's Celebrity Big Brother escapades, another of the girl band's members has been spilling the beans on the real reasons behind their split.

Nadine Coyle told The Sun's Bizarre podcast that things got 'bitter' in the band because she got most of the vocals, and that their manager Louis Walsh 'didn't like' the other members.

"I'm not a victim, it's not that," she said. It just happened that I always got more vocals than everybody else. So in terms of people wanting their voice heard, that wasn't happening and it made people very, very bitter. They didn't like that."

She added that her previous involvement with Walsh - on Irish reality show Popstars - meant that she was caught in the middle as she claimed that Walsh wasn't fond of her bandmates.

"I don't think he liked the girls from the start. He thought they were trouble," she said. "I was obviously stuck."

Indeed, her assertion tallies with Walsh's comments over the years; as recently as last year, he told BBC Radio 2: "I didn't give them a lot of my time but they didn't give me time and they didn't even like each other! It was problems from day one there. I contacted them as much as I could but they didn't like each other.

"It was never going to work because I said Nadine was the best singer and she was. She was the voice of Girls Aloud."

The group split in 2013 after their 'Ten: The Hits' tour, and it doesn't sound like a reunion is on the cards anytime soon...