Sarah Harding 'too busy' for Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 August 2015
Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding says she cannot return to Coronation Street because she is too busy with her solo music career

Sarah Harding is too busy to return to 'Coronation Street'.

It was revealed this week that the 33-year-old singer will not be asked to return to the ITV soap after her portrayal of Joni Preston failed to impress fans and critics but defiant Sarah says she has too much going on with her music career to take on a bigger role on the show.

Speaking on 'Lorraine', she said: "That's it. I was only ever assigned four episodes because my single release was happening and I had a gap basically and they saw I was an avid fan when I was doing the Meal Appeal last year for 'Good Morning Britain' so I went up there and I was cooing over everything and they went, 'you've done some acting do you want to do a cameo?'"

Meanwhile, Sarah recently revealed what it was like when she had to give Tracey Barlow (Kate Ford) a "good slap" on her first day as Joni, the wife of Tracy's first husband Robert Preston.

Sarah said: "I had a slanging match on my very first day! I had to give Tracy a good slap.

"Every time they shouted cut I would be giggling because [actress] Kate [Ford] is so lovely and the complete opposite to her character.

"It was all choreographed to look nasty but I didn't actually touch her.

"My character isn't a baddie, but she also isn't very nice. Tracy is her nemesis so you can imagine she is quite tough!"

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