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Kimberley Walsh distracted by Sarah on Corrie

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Kimberley Walsh distracted by Sarah on Corrie

Kimberley Walsh can't watch Sarah Harding on 'Coronation Street'.

The singer made a guest appearance in the ITV soap as Joni Preston recently but her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley admitted she found it distracting to see her pal on the famous cobbles.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's weird seeing Sarah in 'Corrie'. I don't think I can look at it like anyone else. It's like Sarah, 'What are you doing? Get out of the Street'.

"It doesn't seem right. I can't seem to put her in the character. It's just funny, I can't get my head around it. It's weird."

33-year-old Sarah's guest appearance was slated by fans and critics, but 'Corrie' actress Kym Marsh insisted Sarah had a tough job in appearing alongside such well-loved stars.

Kym said: "Sarah Harding has had a right slating for her performance as Joni Preston on 'Corrie'.

"I feel for her as it's hard for anyone to come into a long-running TV show with such well-loved characters.

"Sarah's first scene was with Rita in The Kabin and of course she's going to be compared with actors like that.

"Don't forget, she was probably nervous too. I know I was when I came into the show. She's come in as a guest artist and I think the way people have been so vocal has been a bit harsh."