Harding is Something New for Corrie
Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be bringing Something New to the cobbles of Coronation Street.
The 33-year-old singer and actress is set to make a guest appearance in the soap this summer, as a feisty new character who will clash with Corrie superbitch Tracy Barlow, played by Kate Ford.
Harding 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!!"
Details of her storyline are being kept under wraps but Harding begins filming in May and will appear in four episodes over the summer.
The singer's previous acting credits include roles in the St Trinian's films, appearing opposite Dominic Cooper in BBC drama Freefall, and playing one of EastEnders star Danny Dyer's wives in Ray Cooney comedy Run For Your Wife.
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."
Former Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts congratulated Harding on Twitter, writing: "@SarahNHarding Amazing! Congratulations babe.. Can't wait to watch."
Harding also expressed her excitement on Twitter, writing: "Yes it true I'm joining Corrie!!! As u all know I've been a huge fan for yrs now so can't wait to strut my stuff on those famous cobbles!!"