Wednesday 28 September 2016

Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding: Sparks will fly in my Corrie debut

Published 14/07/2015 | 14:42

Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding is about to light up tv screens this week, as she bursts onto Coronation Street’s cobbles as feisty Joni.

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The 33-year-old former Girl’s Aloud star said that joining the soap is a dream come true.

Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding

Sarah will play Joni, the wife of Tracy Barlow’s first husband Robert Preston (who still holds a flame for his man-eating ex).

According to Sarah, Joni will waste no time causing chaos on the street.

Sarah Harding holds Sydney, a domestic short haired cat from Guildford, during the auditions to find Britain's Happiest Cat and the new face of O2 Refresh
Sarah Harding holds Sydney, a domestic short haired cat from Guildford, during the auditions to find Britain's Happiest Cat and the new face of O2 Refresh

“I had a slanging match on my very first day, I had to give Tracy a good slap,” the blonde beauty admitted.

“It was all choreographed to look nasty but I didn’t actually touch her,” she added.

Sarah Harding attends the Pride of Britain awards at Grosvenor House
Sarah Harding attends the Pride of Britain awards at Grosvenor House

The one-time popstar told The Daily Star that Joni is one tough cookie.

“My character isn’t a baddie but she also isn’t very nice. I play a woman on the edge...she does come across as very angry and feisty but she is also hurting.”

Sarah Harding's single Threads
Sarah Harding's single Threads

Sarah teased that there is bound to be “plenty of fireworks” during her stint on the soap.

The Berkshire native is also getting ready to release her own solo material.

“The sound is different to Girls Aloud. Much rockier. My first single is quite gritty,” she said.

“There will be pop on the album too though,” she promised. “I’m just showing different sides to my personality.”

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