Girls Aloud have too much "baggage", their former manager has claimed.
Louis Walsh - who took on the quintet after they won UK TV talent show 'Popstars: The Rivals' in 2002 - admits he has great admiration for Nadine Coyle and thinks that affected his relationship with her bandsmates Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding.
He said: "I don't like working with them too much any more because there's too much baggage and far too much politics.
However, the 58-year-old music manager does admit Cheryl - who he sits alongside as a judge on UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' has managed a spectacular career turn around, but credits it on her relationship with her soccer star ex-husband Ashley Cole.
He told Glamour magazine: "Well, Cheryl married a footballer... and she totally transformed herself. She's a naturally beautiful woman and she's a fashion icon now.
Girls Aloud have been on hiatus for the past year, with reports suggesting the band's future is uncertain, largely due to a rift with Nadine.