I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2019 star Nadine Coyle, 34, was one fifth of the chart topping group Girls Aloud alongside Cheryl, Nicole Roberts, Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh. After being formed on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002, the group were managed by X Factor judge Louis Walsh, 67.
In a conversation with her campmates about who has influenced them in their life, the singer credited Louis.
She said: “Louis Walsh, he made me audition for Girls Aloud, he said ‘If you don’t, I won’t speak to you again.'
“I was like, we don’t speak that much anyway. I went and it all worked out well, I wouldn’t have gone to the audition if it wasn’t for him.
“I wouldn’t have been in Girls Aloud and then swallowing cockroaches.”
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Nadine Coyle: I'm A Celebrity star said she was warned by Louis Walsh ahead of Girls Aloud (Image: WENN•ITV)
Louis Walsh managed Girls Aloud after they won Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 (Image: GETTY)
Although Louis managed the group, he previously admitted he didn’t give them as much time as he should’ve, prompting Kimberley to organise their schedule.
Speaking on Kate Thornton's Paper Cuts on BBC Radio 2 back in 2016, the talent judge also claimed the group didn’t like each other.
He said: “I didn't give them a lot of my time but they didn't give me time and they didn't even like each other!
“It was problems from day one there. I contacted them as much as I could but they didn't like each other.
Nadine Coyle: I'm A Celebrity star said Louis Walsh encouraged her to audition for Girls Aloud (Image: GETTY)
Nadine Coyle made the admission on I'm A