REJOICE ONE AND ALL: AN EASTER MIRACLE IS UPON US.

According to their manager Hilary Shaw, Girls Aloud are officially reforming to perform in 2012–but not necessarily to record a new studio album (yet).

From MTV UK:

Girls Aloud will reunite in 2012 to mark their 10th anniversary, their manager has confirmed.

Hilary Shaw said to expect the five-piece to perform together to mark the milestone. “Everybody wants them to make a comeback and it will be next year. Well, it is their 10th anniversary so there will be something,” she said.

But she added that fans shouldn’t expect a new studio album just yet, as Cheryl Cole is busy with her solo career and her rumoured X Factor USA slot.

As for the other girls, Nicola Roberts is readying a solo LP, Sarah Harding is concentrating on acting and Kimberley Walsh on TV presenting. Nadine Coyle’s album flopped when it was released late last year.

The Girls Aloud boss also insisted that all five members are still good friends, despite rumours of infighting. “The girls are still getting on great, they speak all the time, and that includes Cheryl and Nadine with the other girls,” Hilary told The People. “Cheryl is keen to get back with the girls and is planning something which could be a one-off or some gigs.”

So, that’s that: “A one-off or some gigs”–for now, at least.

And in an important side note, I’m absolutely obsessed with the way this article has portrayed the Aloud’s current individual activities: Cheryl? New music. Nicola? New music. Sarah? Acting. Kimberley? TV. Nadine? “FLOPPED.”

Y SO MUCH SHADE, MTV?