Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding to join Coronation Street

The singer will be sparring with Tracy Barlow when she features on the ITV soap

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is set to cause trouble for Tracy Barlow when she joins the cast of Coronation Street this summer.

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Harding, 33, will feature on the ITV soap over four episodes and while details of the character she’ll be playing are being kept under wraps, it has been revealed that she’ll be tangling with Tracy (Kate Ford) during her time in Weatherfield.

The star – who has also featured in St Trinians 2: the Legend of Fritton’s Gold and Run for Your Wife – said today: “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!”

Producer Stuart Blackburn added: 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.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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