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Sarah Harding felt like 'amateur' on Coronation Street set

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Sarah Harding felt like 'amateur' on Coronation Street set

Sarah Harding felt like an "amateur" on the set of 'Coronation Street'.

The former Girls Aloud singer has joined the ITV soap as Joni Preston for four episodes and has confessed she was nervous about filming alongside legends Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan) and Eileen Derbyshire (Emily Bishop).

She said: "They are icons and they're pros as well and I came in thinking, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so going to fluff my lines, I'm such an amateur!' ... So yes, I was well rehearsed."

Sarah's fellow popstar Shayne Ward is also preparing to join the much-loved show, but she's yet to bump into him on set.

The 33-year-old star told ITV's 'Lorraine': "I haven't [seen him yet] no but I know Shayne from back in the day because we both auditioned on 'Popstars' before he did 'The X Factor'. I want to bump into him but I've just not seen him, this place is literally like going to a college! It's so big, there's so many people and it's a cog that just keeps on turning."

The blonde beauty's character is set to clash with her boyfriend's ex-wife Tracy Barlow, played by Kate Ford, when she arrives on the cobbles but Sarah insists she and the 38-year-old actress get on great in real life.

She added: "I've found that the people who play the nasty characters are actually the nicest people because myself and Kate get on really well and she's a lovely person and we just had a real giggle!"