Louis Walsh – who managed the quintet after they won UK reality TV show ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ in 2002 – doesn’t believe the Irish singer will quit the group, despite recent reports of a rift within the band.
Louis said: “I think she needs Girls Aloud. The only person who can sort out the problems is her, because the other girls are all over here and she’s in Los Angeles.”
Despite the rest of the group – Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh – previously admitting they rarely speak to US-based Nadine, Louis insists their lack of friendship will not be a problem for their professional lives.
He told heat magazine: “I think there’s another album there. They have to make one more. They don’t have to like each other – they just have to work together. No girl band really gets on well. ”
It looks as though Nadine may need her bandmates more than ever after her solo album plans received a blow.
Record company executives have reportedly slashed the budget for the LP because they are unconvinced she can match the success of Cheryl.
A source said: “She’s heartbroken, as she knows she’s not going to break America. They don’t know who she is.”