Sarah Harding: Cheryl needs 'thick skin' for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 March 2014
Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding says her pal Cheryl Cole needs to be "thick-skinned" if she returns to 'The X Factor' judging panel

Sarah Harding thinks Cheryl Cole needs to be "thick-skinned" if she returns to 'The X Factor'.

The 32-year-old star would like to see her former Girls Aloud bandmate back on the talent show's judging panel but says the judges need to be able to withstand criticism and public interest as the show is so popular.

She said: "I just think everyone's gearing up for the show and drumming up publicity. You never know what to believe. It just goes to show that anyone who does that show has to be thick-skinned. They really do. You get a lot of stick. You've got to be ready for it."

And despite rumours of in-fighting among the 'Call the Shots' girl group, Sarah insists she and her bandmates - also including Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts - are still incredibly close.

She told new! magazine: "People forget Girls Aloud spent 12 years together. Of course there's going to be arguments, but they're part of life. And it doesn't matter how long I haven't seen some of my best friends, true friends don't hold it against you if you haven't spoken in a while."

Sarah Harding

Commercial pop by the singer and ex-member of Girls Aloud, Sarah Nicole Harding.


Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole performs pop and dance-pop to promote her album A Million Lights.

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