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Girls Aloud star makes her Corrie debut

Former star of Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding is a busy woman at the moment. Not only has she released some new music along with a new video but she's also making her debut on Coronation Street.

Sarah, who grew up in Stockport, is promising to make something of a grand entrance on the cobbles. She's playing the feisty Joni Preston and is gunning for Tracy Barlow when she discovers Tracey's been having an affair with her husband.

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Coronation Street says final farewell to Deirdre Barlow

Coronation Street to say emotional farewell to Deirdre Barlow Credit: ITV

Coronation Street will say an emotional farewell to one of its best loved characters tonight.

Viewers will see Deidre Barlow's husband Ken and best friend Liz carrying her coffin into church.

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played the legendary character for 40 years, passed away earlier this year.

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Cowell to return to X Factor auditions on Wednesday

Simon Cowell will return to the judging panel on Wednesday. Credit: PA

X Factor auditions will begin this week after the show was halted following the death of Simon Cowell's mother.

The music mogul will attend auditions on Wednesday and Thursday, a statement from Syco said. The first try-outs had been due to begin in Manchester today.

Announcing the death of 89-year-old Julie Cowell last night, his family said they were "heartbroken".

A family spokesman added: "We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."

Read more: X Factor auditions cancelled following death of Simon Cowell's mother

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