A Girls Aloud mole tells me Irish singer – and lead vocallist of the band – Nadine Coyle has NOT flown home to appear with the rest of the girls at tonight’s Brit Awards. My source reveals: “Nadine has told the girls she doesn’t want to walk the red carpet or be a part of the Brits tonight so she didn’t fly back. Simple as that. She’s thrown tonight’s appearance into a complete spin. It was supposed to be Cheryl Cole’s big first night out since the Ashley scandal – but instead it’s all about Nadine. She’s with her parents in LA.”
The girls have continually denied rumours of a split – but my source continues: “Everyone’s in panic mode – Nadine was due to be there. She’s professional at all times. They think she’s walked out on the band.”
Where would Girls Aloud be without Nadine? I ask you that. Eeeeek.
UPDATE 12.54pm: Nadine’s record company PR says Nadine was due to leave for the UK with the rest of the girls but lost her passport. And that she couldn’t organise a replacement with the Embassy in time to fly back. Hmmmmm. Not sure what to think with this one. Remember when Geri left the Spice Girls and she had ‘flu’!