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Three more albums for Girls Aloud

Cheryl Cole
Cole is rumoured to be pursuing a career in the US

Girls Aloud have announced they have signed a new deal with their record label Fascination, promising three more albums - including one next year.

Recent newspaper reports had suggested that the group may be on the verge of breaking up, as the five members pursued independent projects.

Following her successful stint as an X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole is expected to launch a TV career in the US.

She is also reported to be working on collaborations with and Mika.

Sarah Harding will star in BBC banking drama Freefall, which airs in April, and Kimberley Walsh, who will join Cole climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in March, is also interested in an acting career.

They have been nominated at the Brits for best group and best British single for their chart-topping track, The Promise.

Girls Aloud were created through ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and have become one of the most successful British pop groups of the decade.

They have notched up a string of 20 consecutive top ten singles, including four number ones, and five albums.

Fascination is part of Polydor records, an arm of Universal.

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