After 11 years as a group, Girls Aloud has announced that they will be going their separate ways! The news came shortly after performing their final show on their tour in Liverpool. The girls took to Twitter to announce their split:

Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade. It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!! Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together . Love you lots.

Just like all good pop stars the ladies all tweeted their thanks and praise to fans from their personal accounts, but we found Nadine Coyle's comments the most interesting. She posted,

Dang! Could this split get ugly? The pop world is in dire need of a Axl Rose/Slash-type feud after all. Most of the ladies posted messages akin to Cheryl Cole'sm which read:

We have to admit, this announcement doesn't seem like a total surprise. This particular set of shows had the scent of a farewell tour. The girls came off a three year hiatus to perform in support of their greatest hits album 'Ten.' We kind of saw this one coming, but that surely doesn't make it any easier!

We wish all the Girls Aloud ladies the best!

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