Wednesday, 25 March 2009

We're no longer the Girls next door: Cheryl and co squeeze into skimpy rubber outfits

She recently conquered Kilimanjaro to raise £1million for Comic Relief.And now Cheryl Cole has overcome an ever bigger hurdle - her modesty.The 25-year-old Girls Aloud singer joined her bandmates Sarah Harding, 27, Nadine Coyle, 23, Kimberley Walsh, 27, and Nicola Roberts, 23, in stripping down for the group's raciest shoot yet.

Mrs Cole, husband of Chelsea footballer Ashley, poses in a see-through PVC top and skimpy black underwear to promote the band's new single 'Untouchable'.Both Miss Harding and Miss Coyle opted for revealing one-piece garments while Miss Walsh leaves little to the imagination in a barely-there cat suit.

It's a far cry from the girl-next-door image that they cultivated when they formed in 2002 in the reality show Pop Stars: The Rivals.The group have since become the most successful British girl band ever with 20 consecutive top ten hits. Their latest single is also expected to equally successful.Their latest album Out Of Control has already sold 750,000 copies and they have sold more than six million records in total.

Last month Girls Aloud won a Brit award for Best British Single at Earl’s Court. They have also announced a 32-date tour which begins in Manchester in April.Before auditioning for the band Mrs Cole was a 19-year-old working as a waitress in a cafe in Newcastle. She has since appeared on the cover of Vogue.And after joining the X Factor as a judge she proved a huge hit with the show's viewers, with Simon Cowell reportedly offering her a £1million contract to sign up for the next series.

It is a huge turnaround for a woman who 18 months ago was battling to save her marriage amid claims that her husband had cheated on her with a hairdresser.● The new Girls Aloud single and video, Untouchable, will be shown for the first time on Channel 4 tonight ahead of its full release on April 27th.

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