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ITV bosses search for Sarah Harding's on-screen love interest

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ITV bosses search for Sarah Harding's on-screen love interest

ITV bosses are on the hunt for a hunky actor to play Sarah Harding's on-screen love interest in 'Coronation Street'.

The 33-year-old former Girls Aloud star was recently confirmed as the newest member of the cast and show bosses are currently on the lookout for an attractive male aged around 35 to play Tracy Barlow's long-lost ex-husband and Sarah's current on-screen partner Robert Preston.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Robert is going to be a really good character and shake things up for Tracy.

"When we last saw him he was a carpet fitter but these days he's a chef.

"The love triangle will be gripping and viewers will be waiting for the penny to drop as he tries to juggle two very strong women."

Sarah - whose character is still to be named - is only scheduled to appear in four episodes of the popular soap opera, but show bosses have already said there's scope to extend her role.

Speaking last week after her casting was confirmed, Sarah said: "I am extremely excited to be joining Coronation Street.

"As a fan it's a huge honour for me to join.

"I can't wait to get started!"