In pictures: Girls Aloud celebrate their 10th birthday

19 October 2012 Last updated at 06:25

Girls Aloud reunite for their 10th anniversary, releasing their latest single, Something New.
Girls Aloud
Popstars: The Rivals, an ITV talent show, launched pop group Girls Aloud a decade ago. Today (19 October) is the 10th anniversary of the first live show of the competition that featured the girls, who were eventually whittled down from 10 competitors to the final line-up.
Girls Aloud at G-A-Y
Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole (formerly Tweedy), Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts went up against Popstars: The Rivals' boy band One True Voice to score the 2002 Christmas number one. Their single Sound of the Underground beat the boys' Sacred Trust/After You're Gone to the top spot.
Girls Aloud at a Dublin record signing in 2003
The girls followed up their Christmas number one with an album, also called Sounds of the Underground. It featured hits including No Good Advice and a cover of the Pointer Sisters' Jump, which was on the Love Actually soundtrack.
Girls Aloud at the Disney Channel Kids Awards in 2004
Their second album, What Will the Neighbours Say? came out in 2004 with singles including The Show, Love Machine and a cover of I'll Stand By You which was selected as that year's official Children In Need single. The following year they were nominated for a best pop act Brit Award and went on their first tour.
Girls Aloud with their Barbie dolls
Girls Aloud launched their own range of Fashion Fever Barbie dolls, which they designed themselves, in 2005. Cheryl Tweedy and Ashley Cole announced their engagement in June and they were married the following year. Their third album Chemistry, was released in December and went platinum.
Sugababes and Girls Aloud on Comic Relief does Fame Academy
Something Kinda Ooooh, from their 2006 greatest hits collection, became the first UK single to reach the top five purely on downloads. The following year they battled with the Sugababes on a Comic Relief cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way.
Girls Aloud at the St Trinian's premiere in 2007
The group went to the premiere of St Trinian's, which starred Russell Brand and Colin Firth. Girls Aloud made a cameo appearance as the school band. Sarah Harding went on to star in the sequel in 2009. Their fourth album, Tangled Up, was also released in 2007.
Girls Aloud at the Dreams that Glitter book launch in 2008
Dreams that Glitter charted Girls Aloud's six years of fame along with their childhood and personal relationships. It was released in time for Christmas 2008. Around the same time Out of Control, their fifth album, came out and gave them their fourth UK number one single with The Promise.
Girls Aloud at the Brit Awards 2009
The group won a Brit Award in 2009 for best single for The Promise. In July of that year they announced they were taking a break from Girls Aloud to pursue solo projects. Although they were expected to release a new album in 2010, it never materialised. It has now been more than three years since they released new material.