Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is to join the cast of Coronation Street.
Sarah will make a guest appearance in four episodes to be transmitted in the summer.
Exact details of her storylines are being kept under wraps, but she will play a feisty character who is going to make life difficult for troublemaker Tracy Barlow.
Sarah whose acting credits include Bad Day, the BBC television film Freefall, Run for your Wife and St Trinians 2: The legend of Fritton’s Gold, will start filming in May.
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."
Sarah 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!!"
Tonight on Coronation Street...
Bethany encourages Jason to talk to Sarah...
Faye struggles with the enormity of the situation.
Owen lashes out at Craig.
And, Tony’s put out when Liz turns down his offer of a date.
Nervous Eileen meets up with Adrian, her internet date.
Will Owen be arrested on suspicion of assault?
Sarah sends cocky Callum packing.
And, Tracy enjoys teasing Tony...
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