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Girls Aloud delighted followers with a heartfelt homage to their late member, Sarah Harding, as they opened their reunion tour.

Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh made a solemn promise that their first exhibits since 2013 can be devoted to Sarah, who tragically misplaced her life to breast most cancers in 2021 at simply 39 years of age.

The quartet arrived on stage half an hour later than meant and launched into their opening quantity, Untouchable.

As they harmonised with out their beloved fifth voice for the primary time, video footage of Sarah was projected onto pink backdrops round them.

Following a short greeting to their Dublin viewers, the women received into their stride belting out Love Machine accompanied by extra photos of Sarah.

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Girls Aloud reunite after 9 years with emotional tribute to Sarah Harding (Image: GETTY)

Showing gratitude to the gang, Nicola remarked: “What an incredible audience for our first show, thanks so much for being so supportive. We’re so happy to be back.”

Upon introducing the follow-up track History, Nicola commented: “When we recorded this next song 19 years ago, we had no idea 19 years later it would become so poignant on our journey.”

This heralded monochrome clips of Sarah performing History, which lead right into a complete tribute montage to the late star.

The emotional video got here to its conclusion with the uplifting message: “The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.”

Kimberley moved the viewers together with her phrases: “Standing feeling all the emotions you’re feeling. I hope you know it means as much as it means you to you.”

Cheryl expressed her gratitude, saying: “Thank you for your support through everything we went through with Sarah.

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Girls Aloud announced their sensational reunion tour last November (Image: GETTY)

“It’s laborious to consider nevertheless it’s such a stupendous factor to be on stage with these women once more.”

Nadine prepared the fans for a poignant moment during the concert, announcing: “We’re going to do a duet with Sarah tonight. It’s going to be us, Sarah, you. Let’s do that collectively.”

The atmosphere intensified as Sarah’s recorded voice filled the venue while her bandmates performed alongside her in spirit.

During their rendition of the hit song Promise, Girls Aloud paid an emotional tribute by pausing mid-performance and turning away from the crowd to watch clips of Sarah singing solo. They continued singing after the touching moment, leaving the audience visibly moved.

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The girl group paid tribute to Sarah several times throughout the show (Image: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

As they concluded their first reunion show, a photo of Sarah wearing a matching ensemble was displayed, symbolising her presence. In anticipation of the tour, Kimberley, 42, had stated: “Our primary intention is to do Sarah justice.”

Sharing backstage images before their Dublin 3Arena gig, she reflected on the experience: “We’ve had one of the best time creating this present for you and being again with my ladies has been extremely emotional however so particular.”

Nicola, 38, promised fans an unforgettable show, while Nadine, also 38, expressed her heartfelt thanks: “I’m filled with gratitude and admiration for our total staff. Thank you to everybody up so far. Now the true enjoyable begins.”

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Fifth member Sarah tragically died from breast cancer in 2021 (Image: GETTY)

Cheryl, who is now 40, shared a snapshot of the group aboard a plane as they jetted off to Ireland on Thursday night, captioning it: “Ready for take-off.”

The iconic pop group Girls Aloud, who shot to fame on ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals back in November 2002 and secured their first number-one hit that Christmas, went their separate ways in 2013 following a string of internal conflicts.

However, in a stunning turn of events last November, they announced a sensational comeback.

The ladies, who also hosted a ball in 2022 to celebrate the life of Sarah, have been instrumental in raising over £1million for cancer-related causes, including The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal.

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