Spoiler: here’s what Sarah Harding’s arrival in Coronation Street has to do with Tracy Barlow

As we reported, former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding will be joining Coronation Street as a character set to make life difficult for Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford)…

And now we can reveal how she will cause trouble.

Sarah will play the wife of Tracy’s ex-husband, Robert Preston, who will reappear in Weatherfield and embark on an affair with Tracy.

Robert and Tracy wed in 1996 in Weatherfield but lived in London for their short-lived marriage. He was a carpet fitter then but is returning as a chef, reports The Sun.

“Robert’s going to be a really good character and shake things up for Tracy,” a Corrie source says. “The love triangle will be gripping and viewers will be waiting for the penny to drop as he tries to juggle to very strong women.”

Corrie are reportedly re-casting the role of Robert, who was played by Julian Kay.

Coronation Street continues on ITV, Monday, April 6, 7.30pm.

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