Kimberley Walsh says it’s “sad” there are no more girl groups in the UK after Little Mix’s hiatus.
The Girls Aloud star – who rose to fame alongside Cheryl, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and the late Sarah Harding in girl group ‘Sound of the Underground’ after appearing in ‘Popstars: the Rivals’ in
2002 – admitted she can understand why Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock need a break because being in the spotlight is “intense”.
However, the 40-year-old singer would love to see new girl groups like the ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ hitmakers and the Spice Girls for the next generation to enjoy.
She said: “I love Little Mix.
“I thought it was a really strong and powerful girl group.
“They’ve done wonders, but everyone needs a break from time to time, it’s intense.
“Two of them have babies now, so I completely understand.
“But they say there’s no new girl band to follow in their footsteps. Bring back girl bands and boy bands – it was such a fun time.
“These guys don’t know what they’re missing.”
The Girls Aloud are celebrating their 20th birthday this year, but they put their reunion plans on hold after the tragic death of their beloved partner Sarah, who lost her battle with breast cancer, 39, in September 2021.
Kimberley said new! magazine: “For me, this 20-year-old thing, with everything we’ve been through in the last year, is different.
“But I’m still very grateful that people still celebrate our music and enjoy our pop moment.
“Personally, I’m so grateful to still be out there in a job I love and to be part of the industry I grew up loving and wanting to be in.”