The 24-year-old singer – who is currently working on her debut LP in Los Angeles – has still not set a release date for her record, which was originally scheduled for February, which is causing problems for Girls Aloud who want to start working together again this year.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The girls are getting frustrated waiting around to see what she is planning to do. Nadine has been working so long on this album that it’s strange there isn’t even a date pencilled in for its release. They’d originally scheduled it for early 2010. But there is no finished product as yet and she is still writing.
“If Nadine’s album isn’t released by the end of this year, she will only be able to tour by the end of next year, which is when the others were hoping to bring out another Girls Aloud album. Everything is in limbo at the moment.”
Nadine’s bandmates – Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding – recently revealed they have hardly heard from the singer since she’s been in the US.
Nicola – who, along with the other girls, agreed to take a 12-month break to work on individual projects – said: “If I’m really honest, we haven’t spoken to Nadine since September. None of us have heard from her… but there is no feud.”
Despite her absence, the girls are still keen for Nadine to stay in the group.
The source added: “There is no way Nadine is going to leave the band – despite the ill feeling… it wouldn’t be in her interests to quit.”