Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding has said that the band will be doing something “special” to mark their tenth anniversary next year – after being inspired by the Spice Girls’ Olympics reunion.

Speaking to Hello! magazine she said that the band – who also include Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh – were “really nostalgic” about their decade together, which began when they were formed on 2002’s Popstars: The Rivals.

“When I watched the Spice Girls on stage at the Olympic closing ceremony I did think, ‘I want that to be us'”.

“We needed a break, time to do our own things, but now we’re starting to feel really nostalgic about the 10 years we’ve been a band and really want to mark it with something special.”

The band have scored a string of hits including Sound Of The Underground, Jump, Love Machine and The Promise – although more recently the band members have pursued other projects.

Cheryl was a judge and mentor on The X Factor and has since launched a successful solo career, Nicola has also released solo material Sarah has turned to acting. Kimberley, meanwhile, appeared in Shrek in the West End and is rumoured to be joining the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Meanwhile Sarah – who has swapped her party lifestyle for a healthier regime after splitting with boyfriend Tom Crane, said she was happy with her new single life.

“I hit rock bottom and went off the rails. I needed to find myself again and I really feel I’ve done that and turned a corner. I finally feel I’m in a really good place in my life,” she admitted.