Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding will soon be striding down the cobbles on Britain’s most famous fictional road Coronation Street but has admitted that she’s nervous to walk into the Rover’s Return.
The vocalist will turn her hand to acting when she is introduced to the soap later this year and is getting set to play the nemesis of notorious Tracy Barlow.
“I’m really terrified because people have made such a big deal about it. It’s been a while since I’ve acted and Corrie is such a big deal. It’s made me more nervous,” she told The Irish Sun.
The singer, who often made the headlines for her heavy partying during Girls Aloud’s hay day, revealed that she has been indulging in expensive skin care routines to make sure she looks her best on the little screen.
“I’m doing a lot more facials because I’m gearing up for my first episode. High definition TV is terrifying and TV adds a stone to your appearance.
“It feels like an exciting time. I’m a huge Corrie fan. I’d love if my character could pop in and out for years,” she said.
Although Sarah’s character has yet to be named by Corrie writers, the rusty actress revealed that she has been sworn to secrecy about her upcoming story lines.
“The level of secrecy has been totally insane. I have to really watch what I say. My mum reads all those soap magazines and is always telling me ‘This is going to happen’. I’ve told her a few things but not everything,” Sarah said.
Meanwhile, Sarah addressed the rumoured tension between Girls Aloud members Cheryl Fernandez Versini, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle after the girls unfollowed new-mum Nadine on twitter.
“I don’t get into the politics. I don’t even know why Nicola and Cheryl unfollowed Nadie because I don’t ask them. I spoke to Cheryl for hours on the phone the other day and we didn’t talk about Nadine. I sit on the fence.
“I’ve always been like that in the band, I love them all and have spoken a bit with Nadine recently,” she said.
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