JLS scheduled to perform at Girls Alouds memorial concert for Sarah Harding

JLS are set to perform at Girls Aloud's charity concert in honour of the late Sarah Harding.

Sarah passed away in September last year aged just 39, following a year-long battle with breast cancer.

Her former bandmates, Cheryl Tweedy, 38, Kimberley Walsh, 40, Nadine Coyle, 36, and Nicola Roberts, 36, have announced they will return to the stage in a special performance in Sarah's honour.

JLS's Aston Merrygold, 34, hopes to reunite with bandmates Marvin Humes, 37, Oritsé Williams, 35, and JB Gill, 35, for the one-off event later this year.

Speaking to The Sun, Aston revealed: "Sarah was a beautiful soul. It's always an honour to perform at tributes like that."

The Everybody In Love singer added that he had been deeply impacted by Sarah's and The Wanted's Tom Paker's passing.

Tom died as a result of a brain tumour last month, aged just 33.

Aston told the outlet: "It's tragic what happened to Sarah and Tom. My heart goes out to their family, friends, bandmates and fans. It's unthinkable, so horrible. It puts life into perspective, and (how) could it not?

"You have to live every day like it's your last and really enjoy it. You have to put a positive spin on things and live how you want to."

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Like so many, Sarah's bandmates were shocked to hear of the death of the star, who was always described as the life and soul of the party.

In an interview with OK! magazine, Nadine Coyle said the aim of the event would be to "raise money for a piece of medical equipment that helps diagnose cancer earlier so people can be treated."

Girls Aloud split in 2013 but were planning a reunion tour to mark their 20th anniversary before plans were put to one side after Sarah's death.

Meanwhile, JLS went their separate ways in 2013 but later reformed in 2020.

Both bands had catapulted into stardom after finding fame through ITV talent shows.

JLS became a chart-topping sensation after appearing on X Factor in 2008, while Girls Aloud formed on 2002's Popstars: The Rivals.

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