Nadine Coyle: ‘I’ll never get better than Strictly’s Jason’

As he admits he still loves her

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle and Strictly Come Dancing's Jason Bell

by Katie Holloway |
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Forget about the Strictly Come Dancing Curse – this year’s series might actually be inspiring a love reunion. After contestant Jason Bell’s confession to heat last week that he’s still in love with his ex, Nadine Coyle, insiders say the former Girls Aloud star is starting to realise what she’s lost. In fact, she’s told friends she now knows she’ll never find anyone better than Jason and is even considering having another baby with him.

“Nadine will always love Jason,” says heat’s source close to the Irish singer, who shares a daughter, Anaíya, six, with the former American football star, who she dated on and off for 11 years until 2019.

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle and Strictly Come Dancing's Jason Bell

“She knows how lucky she was to have him as her partner, and even jokes to friends that she’ll never get better than him! They’ve always been on great terms – that’s why everyone was so shocked when they split up – and recently they’ve been getting even closer.”

It followed a whole lot of fan speculation around the pair last week, when they were pictured holding hands in a car outside the BBC studios. And just last week, Jason, 42, admitted in an interview with heat, that he was still mad about his former fiancée. “She knows me better than anybody,” he told us.

Girls Aloud - where are they now?


Girls Aloud - where are they now?

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During her time in Girls Aloud Cheryl married and divorced footballer ex-husband Ashley Cole after he cheated. Cheryl was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an altercation with a nightclub toilet attended in 2003. On a slightly lighter note (well, kind of) she threw a lot of shade when she said she "didn't think" Nicole Scherzinger would make it as a solo artist…

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Cheryl - 2020

Since her time in Girls Aloud, Chez has gone on to launch her solo career, she was a judge on The X Factor, moved onto The X Factor US but was sacked three weeks later and had a falling out with Simon Cowell. Despite texting him "f—k you. F—k the UK X Factor. F—k you all. I hate you," she returned to the show four years later. Cheryl has since become a judge on BBC's The Greatest Dancer. Chez was also an ambassador for L'Oreal and in 2020 she starred in the movie Four Kids and It.And after her divorce from Ashley, Cheryl got married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez but they split in 2016. She then dated Liam Payne and despite splitting in 2018 they're now co-parenting their son Bear Grey Payne.

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Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley was pretty unproblematic in Girls Aloud, although we can't forget when she completely backed Cheryl throwing shade at Nicole Scherzinger. Kimberley also didn't seem keen on the idea of the Pussycat Dolls star launching a solo career.

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Kimberley Walsh - 2020

Post-Girls Aloud, Kimberley climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009 to raise money for Comic Relief, she has presented on TV and in 2012 she starred on Strictly Come Dancing and came runner up alongside her professional partner Pasha Kovalev. She's also married her long-term partner Justin Scott and they're parents to Bobby and Cole.

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Nadine Coyle

After Girls Aloud split in 2013, Nadine made it clear that it was not her idea. "You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going," she tweeted at the time.

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Nadine Coyle - 2020

Nadine has pretty much become a meme after the nation discovered how she says "flour" on Sunday Brunch. She launched her own solo career, took part in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2019 and following a brief split from her fiancé Jason Bell they went on to have a child and tie the knot. Unfortunately they split months before she flew out to the jungle.

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Sarah Harding

Sarah was definitely the funniest of the group. Remember at the Brit Awards in 2009 when Girls Aloud won Best Single for The Promise and Sarah shouted down the microphone, "Can I just say, it's about timmmeee… I think I just wet myself." Obsessed.

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Sarah Harding - 2018

Sarah has starred on Coronation Street as Joni Preston, she won Celebrity Big Brother 2017 and in 2017 it came to light that she allegedly had an affair with Danny Dyer back in the day. She also got engaged to DJ Tom Crane but they called off their wedding and in 2011 she entered rehab for alcohol dependence and depression.

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Nicole Roberts

Remember when Matt Willis called Nicola a "rude ginger b-tch" and she hit back but writing 'I'm a rude ginger b-tch… bothered!' on her shorts? Now that's iconic.

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Nicola Roberts - 2020

Nicola has also launched her solo career and she won the first series of The Masked Singer UK.

“I love her! I love who she is as a person, always have and always will. The thing about Nadine is that, if you watch her and see how she cares about her daughter and the people she loves, it’s infectious.” He also insisted he had no interest in dating anyone else, saying, “I’ve got two women in my life who take up all my time, and one of them is six years old.”

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And if they do get back together, friends think they will be keen to cement their relationship with a second child.

“Nadine’s always said that if she has another baby she’d want Jason to be the dad because he’s so great,” says heat’s insider. “He is the perfect man for Nadine in so many ways and maybe it took this split for them both to realise that. Everyone’s hopeful they’ll reunite.”

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