When Chris Martin decided to sign Girls Aloud as support for one of Coldplay’s summer shows, he used a special booking agent – his missus. The singer called each of the girls individually to ask if they would open for his band at Wembley Stadium on September 18.
And in case Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle had any doubts about how serious he was, his wife Gwyneth Paltrow, chipped in on the phone.
When Chris was on the blower to Cheryl, Gwynnie took the handset and sang a few lines from their 2002 hit Sound Of The Underground to seal the deal. A source said: “The girls were buzzing to get a personal call from Chris. They never thought he would be such a big fan. After hanging up from Chris, Nicola called Cheryl to tell her the good news, but Cheryl had come off the phone from him minutes before and was still in shock. Chris roped in his missus to give Cheryl an X-Factor-style sing-song. Gwyn belted out the girls’ hit single down the phone with Chris joining in.”