Girls Aloud's Comeback Sparks Bidding War for Rights to Film Reunion

The 'Love Machine' hitmakers reportedly have been inundated with offers about filming their long-awaited return to music and are considering options to film it for a series, a documentary or a concert movie.

AceShowbiz - Girls Aloud are said to have been inundated with offers about filming their long-awaited return to music. The "Love Machine" hitmakers, Cheryl Cole a.k.a. Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts, confirmed last month they are planning to hit the road in May and June 2024, and the group is now said to be considering whether to have their return filmed for a series, a documentary, or possibly a concert movie, among other options.

A music insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, "Since the news of Girls Aloud's reunion their management have been bombarded with offers for all sorts of things, particularly loads of TV and streaming specials. Girls Aloud regularly filmed and released their tours on DVD back in the day. But things have moved on, so they have been interested to hear what other options are on the table."

Girls Aloud is said to have already sold 200,000 tickets for their hotly-anticipated reunion tour, which has sparked a "bidding war" for the rights to film their comeback.

The insider added, "The demand for tickets has been so phenomenal that it has sparked a bidding war between companies who are keen to land the rights to their show. They are very careful about what they do, though, because they don’t want to exploit their legacy or do anything that cheapens their brand. It is important that they are all in complete agreement when it comes to accepting any offers on the table."

Last month, Cheryl revealed the group had been discussing reunion plans for some time, but put the idea on ice when late band member Sarah Harding, who died in September 2021, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said in a statement at the time, "We all started talking about the possibility of doing something to celebrate Girls Aloud’s 20-year anniversary a few years ago. The anniversary seemed like an obvious thing that we would celebrate. But when Sarah fell ill all priorities changed. She passed away a year before the anniversary and it just didn’t feel right, it felt too soon."

The group plan to use the tour to "celebrate" their late friend. Cheryl added, "But now, I think there is an energy that does makes it feel right. It’s the right time to celebrate Sarah, it’s the right time to celebrate the band and the right time to celebrate the fact we can still do this 21 years later. That’s a big honour in lots of ways."

Kimberley said, "Over the last year, we've felt this outpouring of love - obviously towards Sarah, but actually towards all of us as a group. And I guess it's ignited something in all of us again. It feels like something has changed and it does feel like the right time to celebrate Sarah and the 20-year anniversary that we didn't celebrate at the time."

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