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Nadine Coyle has revealed she believes she has received signs from her late Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, including when she was at home and ‘something flew off the shelf’.
The singer, 36, told how the last few weeks have been ‘awful’ since Sarah passed away in September aged 39 from breast cancer.
Speaking on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1, Nadine told how she recently filmed Irish musical talent show Last Singer Standing where she thinks Sarah sent her signs of her presence.
Signs: Nadine Coyle has revealed she believes she has received signs from her late Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, including when she was at home and ‘something flew off the shelf’
She said: ‘I was so close to her in life. There’s definitely been things, she’s made her presence known a few times. As I was shooting the show, it was right in the middle of it all and people were being so kind.
‘There was a couple of days when the headphones just flew across the table and it happened three days in a row and the makeup girls were saying, “that has to be Sarah.”
‘One night I was taking about me in my house and something flew off the shelf. I was like, “Is this Sarah?” I’m still thinking she’s going to phone.’
Nadine told how the filming schedule for the show was already set when she heard the news of Sarah’s passing.
Sign: The singer, 36, told how she fees like she has received signs from Sarah, who passed away in September from breast cancer, with things in her house moving around on their own.(pictured together in 2004)
She said: ‘The show was scheduled, everything was booked. There was no way they could take a break for me to grieve. It was straight back into work. Everyone was so kind and patient with me, it was great. ‘
The hitmaker also said it has been a ‘traumatic year’ since she first learned of Sarah’s diagnosis.
She said: ‘It feels like it’s been a really traumatic year and a half, almost two years at this point. It’s a cruel disease and I know many people suffer with it. We definitely lost a great one there.’
Nadine also spoke of how close the pair were and said they remained in touch long after Girls Aloud went their separate ways.
She said: ‘She was unbelievable. Me and Sarah have been close and always remained close. We were a great support for each other in the band and for years after.’
Nadine said: ‘It feels like it’s been a really traumatic year and a half, almost two years at this point. It’s a cruel disease and I know many people suffer with it. We definitely lost a great one there’ (pictured together in 2004)
On Sunday, Nadine posted a heartwarming snap of herself alongside Sarah.
Sharing the photo on her Instagram Stories, the pair are both seen smiling while attending an event.
Nadine, who sported a gold shimmering dress in the snap, wrote alongside the post: ‘She looks so happy in this!’
Sarah and Nadine were in the chart-topping band from 2002-2013 alongside Cheryl, 38, Nicola Roberts, 35, and Kimberley Walsh, 39.
Sarah tragically passed away from breast cancer on September 5, with her mother confirming her death on Instagram.
No plans: It comes after Kimberley Walsh revealed that all plans for Girls Aloud’s 20th anniversary reunion tour have been put on hold in the wake of Sarah’s death (pictured in March)
It comes after Kimberley Walsh revealed that all plans for Girls Aloud’s 20th anniversary reunion tour have been put on hold in the wake of Sarah’s tragic death last month.
Speaking in a new interview, the mother-of-three, 39, clarified: ‘It’s not really something we’re even thinking about obviously, with the situation as it is.’
Speaking to The Sun, Kimberley added: ‘No one is even in that headspace right now.’
A day after the news of Sarah’s passing was announced, Kimberley shared a touching message in honour of her friend on social media, writing in part: ‘Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear.
‘Not thinking about it’: Speaking in a new interview, the mother-of-three clarified: ‘It’s not really something we’re even thinking about obviously, with the situation as it is’
‘Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world…
‘Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard. Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today. My heart is broken.’
Elsewhere in her interview with the paper, Kimberley spoke candidly about the fact that all five Girls Aloud members reunited in the Cotswolds last year after Sarah went public with her diagnosis.
She also shared that ‘it’s nice’ to see more of Nadine in recent months, with her former bandmate having recently moved back to London.
Old times: Kimberley enjoyed more than a decade of chart success with Sarah in their girl group (pictured in 2012, L-R: Kimberley, Nicola Roberts, Sarah, Cheryl and Nadine Coyle)
Moving: All four women paid tribute to their Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding following her tragic death to breast cancer at the age of 39
Kimberley and her former bandmates are set to spend time together next month when she celebrates her 40th birthday with ‘a big party’.
Touching upon the celebrations, Kimberley – who shares sons Nate, five months, Bobby, six, and Cole, four, with her husband Justin Scott, 39 – explained: ‘I’m thankful I’m turning 40. I’m planning a big party, I’m going to go into my forties in style.’
The star also shared that to date she has had no cosmetic work done, however admitted that may change.
Touching: A day after the news of Sarah’s passing was announced, Kimberley shared a touching message in honour of her friend on social media
She wrote in part: ‘Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard. Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today. My heart is broken’
‘You can never say never,’ she quipped before revealing she’s ready to ‘move forward to the next stage of her life’ and is unlikely to have any more children, noting ‘it’s the right time for me to move on’.
As for her dream job, Kimberley told the paper she ‘would love’ to be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing one day.
Sarah, who found fame with the rest of Girls Aloud on reality singing show Pop Stars: The Rivals, revealed last year she had been diagnosed with cancer.
A message from Sarah’s mother Marie was posted to the star’s Instagram account to announce her death reading: ‘It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away.
‘Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day.
‘She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved.
‘I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead. Marie x’.
Star: The singer was one fifth of Girls Aloud, who were formed in the early noughties. She is pictured in 2003 with bandmates