Sarah Harding has fitted in so well on the cobbles that Coronation Street bosses have already invited her back for a second stint – before her first episodes have even finished filming.
The Girls Aloud star was recently cast in the ITV soap for a short run as Joanie, the wife of Tracy Barlow’s ex Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill).
Sarah Harding outside Roy’s Rolls (ITV)
But when Robert arrives in Weatherfield obviously still very much in love with his former wife, fiery Joanie is not about to let her husband go without a fight – and it seems like the storyline could be ongoing as Sarah has been signed up to film further episodes later in the year.
She told The Sun: “It turns out they’ve given me more episodes to film. But I don’t know about doing it full-time. You only get about seven days to learn your lines. Sometimes you have to learn on the spot.
Sarah Harding on the set of Coronation Street (ITV)
“It’s not like when I’ve done films and you learn the script well in advance. I’m nervous because people are going to expect high standards.”
The singer added that it was a lot to deal with but a job she loved: “It’s hard work in soapland. But everyone is so friendly. I just love it there. Also my family are from up there, and I get to see my friends, too.”