Girls Aloud not splitting, says Kimberley Walsh

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 14:32 PM IST

London: British girl band `Girls Aloud` member Kimberley Walsh has announced that the group will never officially break up.

The `Love Machine` hitmakers who formed the band through a TV talent show in 2002 have been on hiatus since 2009, but Walsh doubts that they will ever announce their split, reported Contactmusic.

"I don`t think we`ll ever officially break up, to be honest. It`ll be more a case of having breaks to go out and do little things we want to do, then coming back again. We`ll definitely tour again. We`re a live act, that`s where we come into our own," said Walsh.

The band has five members namely Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole and Nadine Coyle.

Kimberley admits that constant attention is tough to handle and said that she feels protective of bandmate Cole, as the interest in the `Promise This` singer is much more.

"It`s much worse for Cheryl because of the height of publicity around her, and I do feel a little protective. I don`t like the fact she`s so trapped sometimes, trying to go out and about," she said.

"There`s not a great deal you can do about it but it frustrates me. Everyone deserves a little bit of freedom and she doesn`t even have that," Walsh added.