Published Monday, 23 September 2013
Kimberley Walsh chats to This Morning. (© Ken McKay)
Kimberley was speaking to Phillip and Holly about the release of her upcoming autobiography 'A Whole Lot of History' and explained how they were very much left to look after themselves once they were put together on Popstars: The Rivals.
"We can laugh about it now, but he can't deny it," she said.
"We were five really young girls, we had no idea about the business and it was literally like "hi, is anybody there?" and he kind of just vanished off the face of the earth.
"And when Cheryl (Cole) got caught up in the incident in the club, way back when, from that moment on it was like "that's it guys, you are on your own".
"But we were on our own anyway to be honest and it made us grow a lot tighter as a band, especially in those early days.
"We were calling the record company and saying "what should we wear for this?" and they were probably thinking "I don't know, it's not our problem!" - but we didn't know any different."
According to reports Louis has said he will be giving his opinion on the matter when he eventually releases his autobiography.
"I can't wait - I am actually interested to see his side of the story," Kimberley joked.
The singer also addressed the issue of friendships within Girls Aloud and particularly her comments that she would always be friends with Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, but failed to mention Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding.
Kimberley explained: "You have got five people who are thrown together in a group, and sometimes you work together really well, but in terms of actually wanting to socialise with them every night and go for drinks and really connecting on a really personal level, it's not going to happen with all five and that's all that I meant by that.
"There was never any arguments, there was never any big bust ups.
"I think that's the reason we survived so long because we were all very professional and we would all do what we could to keep this machine going."
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