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The Saturdays.
The Saturdays.
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The Saturdays are arguably the biggest girl band in the country at the moment.

Consisting of Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Humes, Una Healy, Mollie King and Vanessa White.

In my head they are a new group just starting out but they are just about to release a Greatest Hits album. How time flies.

Molly from the group called my show on The Bay for a chat ahead of the new album release and told me: “It’s actually been seven years since our first hit.”

In that time the girls have had 13 UK top ten hits, a number one single and five successful studio albums.

“When I think about our first single it seems like a different lifetime.

“So much has happened, even in our personal lives and as a band as well.

“It’s madness I’m so proud when I look back at it all.”

Usually when a pop group does a Greatest Hits album it signals the end of the road.

It’s not the case with The Saturdays.

They are in the studio working on another album which will be in the shops before the end of the year.

Despite all their success they are as busy as ever.

Whilst Molly was wistfully reflecting on the last seven years with the girl group I asked her to sum up her proudest moment during that time.

“I have to say there are two.

“When we got our first number one song.

“I think I was just crying all day.

“I was calling everyone on the phone that I’d ever met telling them the news.

“Then when we performed at Wembley Arena.

“It’s like the nearest venue to my home and all my friends and family were there which made me extra nervous but it was the most amazing experience.”

The girls are touring the country in September.

Molly told me: “As it’s the Greatest Hits tour we are putting pressure on ourselves to make it the best one yet.

“We’ll be performing all of our singles and it will be like one giant party.

“I literally cannot wait, I’m so excited.”

Three of the girls in The Saturdays are now Mums.

I suggested they might need a crèche on the tour bus.

Molly told me: “Actually I think the girls will be using the tour to get a break and let their husbands do the work for a change.

“Although I do think I may be doing some babysitting on tour!”