By Emily Sheridan

It's been over three years since they last performed together as a group.

And on Friday night, all five members of Girls Aloud reunited to sing their new tracks Something New and Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me on Children In Need.

Wearing the same orange off-the-shoulder tulip dresses from the Something New video, the girl group strutted about on stage with a troupe of hunky male dancers in suits.

They then changed into slinky pink and gold floor-length gowns for the ballad Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me, which they debuted on radio earlier this week.

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Amber alert: Reunited girl group Girls Aloud perform their new single Something New on Children In Need

Slowing things down: The group then changed into gold and baby pink numbers for their new ballad Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me

Cheryl Cole kicked off the first performance as the backdrop parted to reveal the five-piece following a montage of them on the big screens.

All members sang live, with Nadine Coyle showing she was still the one with the strongest vocals in the group as she belted out some big notes.

Following their performance, the excited group chatted to Children In Need hosts Terry Wogan and Tess Daly.

Getting into the groove: Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding threw themselves into their performance

Powerful: Nadine Coyle proved she's still the strongest vocalist in the group

When asked how to felt to perform together, Kimberley Walsh said: 'It's great. It's so special.'

When asked about how it felt having their song selected as the official Children In Need single, Cheryl replied: 'It's just been a very special thing to be a pat of it.
We feel very fortunate to be a part of it.'

Reflecting on their reunion, Nadine enthused: 'It was really great. We couldn't wait to get back to back together.

They're back: The girls were performing their new song, which is the official Children In Need single

Move in time: Their dance moves involved strutting around and pointing

Coming to you live: Nicola Roberts (left) and Kimberley Walsh looked glad to be back

'We were so nervous. Hope no one noticed that mistake I made when I walked forward.'

When Terry tried to question the girls over their past disagreements, Nadine raised her eyes to the ceiling and said: 'What disagreements?'

Kimberley explained: 'We've all fallen back into the same roles like nothing's ever changed.'

United front: Kimberley and Sarah held hands during the second performance

Pretty in baby pink: Nadine wore a strapless fishtail gown, while Cheryl wore a delicate lace number
Cheryl insisted: 'There is no drama.'

However, Sarah Harding joked: 'Well maybe wardrobe envy.'

Girls Aloud confirmed their reunion in October by releasing their video to Something New online ahead of its scheduled release on Monday.

Twitter hit: Nicola received a lot of praise on Twitter for her vocals during the ballad

Golden girls: Kimberley wore a dress with pink skirt and gold lace detailing, while Sarah shimmered in an asymmetrical number

Sharing the spotlight: After years as a solo singer, Cheryl is a regular bandmember again

They are reuniting to mark the 10th anniversary of their formation on TV talent show Popstars: The Rivals.

Friday night marked their first performance as a group since they supported Coldplay at Wembley back in September 2009.

At the time, the girls had already gone on hiatus earlier that year, but briefly reunited for the rock gig.

Giddy: The five-piece looked genuinely excited to be performing together as they chatted to Tess Daly and Terry Wogan

Chat: The girl group had another chat with Tess and Terry after their second performance

Shake what your mama gave you: The group were joined by a troupe of hunky male dancers in suits

Look who we found backstage: Nadine and Nicola pucker up with Pudsey the bear

Nervous: A candid backstage photo of the girls waiting to go on, taken by Cheryl's PA Lily England


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