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Sarah Harding given more Corrie episodes

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Sarah Harding given more Corrie episodes

Sarah Harding has been invited back to 'Coronation Street'.

The former 'Girls Aloud' singer "wangled" her way into the ITV soap after meeting the show's boss Stuart Blackburn and having impressed with her four-episode cameo, she has been welcomed back to film for a longer time period, following the release of her debut solo record.

Speaking at The Pink Ribbon Charity Lunch at Champneys Tring Health Spa last week (09.06.15) she said: "I went there (to the set) late last year for 'Good Morning Britain', and they could see straight away that I was a fan. They gave me a grand tour and I got chatting to the casting and publicity people. They asked, 'Can you act?' and I said 'I have been known to!'

"When they told me they occasionally have bit-parts, I said, 'Well, if anything comes up that you feel might be suitable ... ' I wangled myself a bit-part and my mum is so jealous. It turns out they've given me more episodes to film after my music."

However, the 33-year-old musician admitted she finds it "hard work" appearing on the show, in which she plays Joni, the new spouse of Tracy Barlow's former husband, Robert Preston.

She added: "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."