Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding is set to join the cobbles of Coronation Street.
The 33 – year – old will be making a guest appearance on the ITV soap this summer as a new ‘feisty character’ who will cause trouble for Corrie’s resident Tracy Barlow, played by Kate Ford.
Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn said: “Sarah is proving to be a gifted and exciting actor and I’m absolutely delighted to have her on board.
“The viewers are in for a treat as her character will be right at the heart of a massive new story for the Barlows.”
Speaking of the role, Sarah said: “I am extremely excited to be joining Coronation Street. As a fan of the show it is a huge honour for me to join the cast. I can’t wait to get started!!”
While details of Sarah’s character are being kept under wraps, the singer-turned-actress will begin filming in May and will appear in four episodes over the summer.
Sarah’s acting credits also include roles in St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Bad Day, appearing opposite Dominic Cooper in BBC’s film drama Freefall and playing one of Danny Dyer’s wives in Ray Cooney’s comedy Run For Your Wife.