Nadine CoyleGirls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has insisted she didn’t intend to miss the Brit Awards on Wednesday night - she just lost her passport so was stuck in Los Angeles.

The other four members of the girl group took to the red carpet at the event to find out whether or not they’d won the Best British Band prize - but Nadine was nowhere to be seen.

Now writing on the band’s website, she explained: “I hope you all enjoyed watching the Brits [on Wednesday night].”

“It’s a shame we didnt win Best British Band, but we’re big fans of Arctic Monkeys so we’re happy it was them. Any indie band that covers ‘Love Machine’ is alright by us. Haha….”

“I just wanted to let you all know how frustrating it is losing your passport.”

“I lost it somewhere over here (LA) and wasn’t able to make it back for last night’s show.”

“That’s the only reason I wasn’t there! Hello? I’d love to have spent the night with my girls and watch Amy, Kylie and Rihanna perform.”

“Anyway I’ll be back soon and you can catch us all performing on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on 1 March.”

“See you all there. Love Nadine xxx”