Cheryl Cole postpones release of solo single Screw You to concentrate on Girls Aloud reunion

by Lynn Rowlands

Fans of Girls Aloud will of course know that the group has made a well-received comeback to celebrate the fact that it’s been a decade since they were first formed on ITV talent show, Popstars: The Rivals.

And in fact, it’s all going so well that band member and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has postponed the release of her new solo single ‘Screw You’ in order to concentrate on the GA comeback.

However, a more cynical person may suspect that her decision to shelve the charmingly named new track is because her last solo single, Under the Sun, didn’t even make it into the Top 10…

A source close to Cheryl told the Mirror, “Cheryl originally planned for her solo material to coincide with the Girls Aloud promo schedule.

“That way, it was thought they would cross-advertise each other. Unfortunately, it just felt a bit confusing to have both going on at once.”

Jeez, yeah, two things at once? Nobody would be able to fathom out what’s going on would they?

Sarcasm aside, the insider added, “After the girls’ single lost out to Olly Murs in the race for No.1 and Cheryl’s single failed to reach the top 10, it was decided to focus all the attention on Girls Aloud for the time being.

“They might reschedule it for some time in March, after the girls’ tour, but there is no date set at the moment.”

The band – which of course comprises Cheryl as well as Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle – are now hoping this new single, Beautiful ’Cause You Love Me, is going to be a hit.

They’re set to sing it – among other tracks – at the Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 Arena this weekend.

Here’s a look at the new song…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.