|The Girls Aloud Party|
The Girls Aloud Party title card.
|Directed by||Simon Staffurth|
|Voices of||Tom Baker|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||For Globe Productions:|
|Production location(s)||The London Studios|
|Running time||40 minutes (approx.)|
60 minutes (inc. breaks)
|Production company(s)||Globe Productions|
|Original network||ITV, STV, UTV|
|Original release||13 December 2008|
|Related shows||Popstars: The Rivals|
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The Girls Aloud Party was a one-off Christmas variety show starring British girl group Girls Aloud, produced for ITV. The show was aired on 13 December 2008, in between The X Factor series finale and its results show.
All five members took part in the show, which generally consisted of the group performing singles and unheard songs, as well as intercepted with sketches and interaction with the audience.
Girls Aloud performed some of their biggest hits, as well as some tracks from their latest album, Out of Control. James Morrison performed his track "Broken Strings" with Girls Aloud, while Kaiser Chiefs led into "Sound of the Underground" with their own track, "Never Miss a Beat". Along with performing, Girls Aloud performed comic skits in which Cilla Black and Julie Goodyear starred as Nicola Roberts's grandmother and Sarah Harding's mother.
On 11 November, the official Girls Aloud website ran a competition in which 100 entrants would win tickets to the show. The show was filmed in London on 2 December, as stated by the announcement.
The Girls Aloud Party had approximately 8.37 million viewers (32.3%).
- Special guests
The following are the special celebrity guests that appeared on the show:
- Paul O'Grady
- Cilla Black
- Julie Goodyear
- Roger Tames
- Jackie Fullerton
- Clive Tyldesley
- John Helm
- Martin Tyler
- Guest performers
- The order of the main cast is taken from the opening credits
- Intro Video: "Love Is The Key" (Thriller Jill Mix)
- "The Promise"
- Christmas Sketch (with Paul O'Grady)
- "Call the Shots"
- Memories Sketch (with Little Girls Aloud)
- "I'll Stand by You"
- Mothers Sketch (with Little Girls Aloud & Cilla Black)
- Medley: "Never Miss a Beat" / "Sound of the Underground" (with Kaiser Chiefs)
- Commentary Sketch (with Roger Tames, Jackie Fullerton, Clive Tyldesley, John Helm and Martin Tyler)
- "Love Machine" (contains dance break)
- "Sound of the Underground" (performed by Boys Aloud, which consisted of Roger Tames, Jackie Fullerton, Clive Tyldesley, John Helm and Martin Tyler)
- Dress Sketch (with Julie Goodyear)
- "Broken Strings" (with James Morrison)
- Christmas Card Sketch
- "Love Is Pain"
- "The Loving Kind"
- Old Girls Aloud Sketch
- "Something Kinda Ooooh"
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- "Quick, fetch the mistletoe boys". The Sun. News International. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
- "'X Factor' finale peaks with 14.6 million". 14 December 2008.