Kimberley Walsh has finally confirmed that there WAS a rift in the Girls Aloud camp - and has admitted she would never have been friends with Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding if they weren't in the band.

The 'Strictly' star - who makes the revelation in her new autobiography, 'A Whole Lot Of History' - says despite being close to Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, things were frosty with the other girls throughout their 11 years together.

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Kimberley Walsh

"Nicola, Cheryl and I have always remained close in Girls Aloud," she admitted. "I think we’d have been friends even if we weren’t in a band together.

"But I’m not sure that would have been the case for me with Nadine or even Sarah.

"That’s not to say I don’t care about them or respect them. They’re just very different from me and I don’t always understand where they’re coming from.

"I suppose you choose the people you want to spend time with because they’re the people you get on with and who bring out the best in you."

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Girls Aloud: Kimberley, Nicola, Nadine, Cheryl and Sarah

And despite putting on a united front for Girls Alolud's comeback tour earlier this year, Kimberley reveals all was not quite so cosy behind the scenes.

"As we all got together last year to rehearse for what turned out to be our final tour after three years apart — we were back where we belonged.

"I hoped that the feeling and momentum would carry us all right through to the end of the tour... unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

"By the time we got to the actual shows, some of the old problems and niggles we had with Nadine started bubbling to the surface again too.

"Nothing had really changed. There was a definite change in her, which became more evident each time she came back from LA.

"In the end, I felt like there was no common ground between us."

Earlier this year, Girls Aloud were said to have been 'furious' with Nadine after she tweeted fans that the group's decision to split had nothing to do with her.

After the girl group announced they were going their separate ways, Nadine took to Twitter to say she 'couldn't stop' Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh from splitting up the group.

'A Whole Lot Of History' by Kimberley Walsh, published by Hachette on September 26, priced £20

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    Popstars - The Rivals winners, Girls Aloud, from left to right; Nicola Roberts, 17, Nadine Coyle, 17, Sarah Harding, 20, Cheryl Tweedy, 19, and Kimberley Walsh, 20, pose for photographers in front of their poster in east London. * 11/01/03 Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, 19, who was arrested, after an alleged attack in a nightclub, police said. Tweedy, with the all-girl group currently at number one in the charts, is accused of punching law student Sophie Amogbokpa, 39, who was working as a toilet attendant at a nightspot known as The Drink in Guildford, Surrey.

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    Pop band Girls Aloud during their guest appearance on MTV's TRL UK at the MTV Studios in Camden, north London.

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    Girls Aloud arriving for the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court, central London, SW5.

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    (left-right) Nicola Roberts, Javine Hylton, Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle the remaing girls from Popstars : the Rivals at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party at the London Arena.

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    Girls Aloud open the Harrods Christmas Grotto, accompanied by Mohamed Al Fayed.Picture: UK Press

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    (L-R) Sarah, Kimberley, Nadine, Cheryl and Nicola from Girls Aloud performing onstage at G.A.Y from the Astoria, central London, during a concert to launch their new album 'Chemistry', Saturday December 3 2005. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA

  • St Trinian's World Premiere - Arrivals - London

    Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud arrive at the premiere of St Trinian's at The Empire, Leicester Square, London

  • The Music Industry Trusts' Award 2008 - London

    Girls Aloud arrive at the Music Industry Trusts' Award 2008 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane in central London.

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    Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Tweedy from Girls Aloud during their guest appearance on MTV's TRL - Total Request Live - show, at the new studios in Leicester Square, central London.

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    (from left to right) Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts from pop group Girls Aloud during their guest appearance on MTV's TRL - Total Request Live - show, at the new studios in Leicester Square, central London

  • THE 'FREAKY FRIDAY' PREMIERE IN LONDON

    GIRLS ALOUD ATTEND THE 'FREAKY FRIDAY' PREMIERE IN LONDON.PICTURE: UK PRESS

  • Red Cross Ball - London

    (From left to right) Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Stewart and Kimberley Walsh arrive for the Red Cross Ball at The Room by the River in south London.

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    Girls Aloud at the The BBC Radio 1 Chart Show Live, which is being held at the Brighton Dome, Brighton.

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    Girls Aloud are joined on stage by Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton, centre, during the filming of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal 2008 at BBC Television Centre, in central London.

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    Girls Aloud perform on stage during the Summer XS Concert at the Rivermead Leisure complex in Reading.

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    Girls Aloud onstage during the Disney Channel Kids Awards 2004, held at the Royal Albert Hall, central London.

  • The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards 2009 - London

    Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud arriving for the Daily Mirror's Pride Of Britain Awards 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.

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    (L to R) Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh from Pop Stars - The Rivals winners Girls Aloud performs at Capital FM presents O2 in the city at Greenwich, London. The fifth member of the band Cheryl Tweedy was unable to attend due to an illness.

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    Girls Aloud performing live in Dublin for Dublin Radio Station 98FM.Mark Doyle/allactiondigital.com

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    Girls Aloud at Landsdowne Road in Dublin where they were supporting Westlife.

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    Girls Aloud perform during the V Festival In Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday August 19, 2006. Photo by Zak Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

  • BRIT Awards 2009 - Show - London

    Girls Aloud collect their award for British Single on stage, during the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court, central London, SW5.

  • BRIT Awards 2009 - Show - London

    Girls Aloud perform on stage, during the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court, central London, SW5.

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    Girls Aloud collect their Best Single Award on stage at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London.

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    Girls Aloud with the Best British Single award during the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court, central London, SW5.

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    Girls Aloud launch the Dogs Trust Education Initiative, with Nintendo, at The Dog's Trust in Uxbridge, London.

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    (From left to right) Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Tweedy and Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud during an in store appearance at HMV music store in Oxford Street

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    Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh arriving for the Capital Awards 2008 at Riverbank Plaza Hotel, London.

  • V Festival 2008 - Essex

    (L - R) Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh of Girls Alouds perform on the second day of the V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex.

  • Girls Aloud launch new KitKat Senses bar - London

    Girls Aloud launch the new 'KitKat Senses' bar at the Soho Hotel in central London.

  • St Trinian's World Premiere - Arrivals - London

    Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud arrive at the premiere of St Trinian's at The Empire, Leicester Square, London

  • Girls Aloud launch MusicStation download service - London

    (From left to right) Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud join Phones 4u, Omnifone and Vodafone to celebrate the imminent launch of MusicStation - the unlimited music download service available exclusively on Vodafone, at Cafe Royal in central London.

  • Girls Aloud Samsung Launch - London

    Girls Aloud (left-right) Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Cheryl Cole at the launch of the Samsung F210 Purple phone, at Phones 4U on Oxford Street, central London.

  • Girls Aloud launch a sponsorship deal with Sunsilk

    Girls Aloud launch a multi million pound sponsorship deal with Sunsilk in London.Picture: UK Press

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    Girls Aloud attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2006 at the London Television Studios.Picture: UK Press

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    Girls Aloud attend the 2006 Q Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.Picture: UK Press

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    Kimberley Walsh & Cheryl Tweedy attend the 'Alien Autopsy' Premiere at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square.Picture: UK Press

  • THE 2003 TMF AWARDS

    GIRLS ALOUD ATTEND THE TMF AWARDS IN ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND.PICTURE: UK PRESS

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    GIRLS ALOUD PERFORM IN 'THE PRINCE'S POLO CONCERT' AT THE ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE POLO CLUB, WINDSOR.PICTURE: UK PRESS

  • Girls Aloud perform at the Kent Music Festival at Port Lypne Wild Animal Park

    Girls Aloud perform at the Kent Music Festival at Port Lypne Wild Animal Park.Picture: UK Press

  • 2005 Capital FM Capital Awards

    Girls Aloud attend the Capital FM Capital Awards at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.Picture: UK Press

  • Brit Awards 2005

    Girls Aloud attend the 2005 Brit Awards at London's Earls Court.Picture: UK Press

  • 2003 NATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS

    GIRLS ALOUD ATTEND THE NATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS IN LONDON.PICTURE: UK PRESS

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    GIRLS ALOUD ATTEND THE 'LOVE ACTUALLY' PREMIERE IN LONDON.PICTURE: UK PRESS

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    Girls Aloud attend the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in London's Berkeley Square Gardens.Picture: UK Press

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    Girls Aloud at the Disney Channel Kids Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall.Picture: UK Press/Disney

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    Girls Aloud warm-up for their performace at the forthcoming Disney Channel Kids Awards at Studio Disney.Picture: UK Press/Disney

  • Concert to launch the 26th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

    Girls Aloud perform at a concert to launch the 26th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.Picture: UK Press

  • SCOTLAND Girls

    (left-right) Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Tweedy from pop group Girls Aloud at the opening of the new HMV store in the Mercat Centre Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Tuesday December 6, 2005. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA.

  • Popstars the Rivals girl band

    Popstars - The Rivals winners, Girls Aloud from left to right; Nicola Roberts, 17, Nadine Coyle, 17, Sarah Harding, 20, Cheryl Tweedy, 19, and Kimberley Walsh, 20, pose for photographers in front of their poster in east London.

  • Girls Aloud film The Friday Night Project

    Kimberley Walsh (front left), Sarah Harding (back) and Cheryl Tweedy from Girls Aloud join Justin Lee Collins (centre) and Alan Carr in the studio, during a sketch for the final episode of The Friday Night Project, at the Olympic Studios in Barnes, London.

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