Who Is Celebrity Big Brother 2017's Sarah Harding? Everything You Need To Know!
The former Girls Aloud member is about to make a lasting impression.
Get ready for Celebrity Big Brother to seep into every corner of your brain because this series is bound to be an interesting one. Before we all get to grips with each of the contestants, we've decided to provide a quick run-through of how the celebs came to be famous.
Enter Sarah Harding, the singer most commonly known for being one fifth of 00s girl band Girls Aloud and for hitting the headlines over the years due to some widely publicised struggles in her personal life.
Who is Sarah?
The 35-year-old has been a singer since her youth, and first shot to fame after participating in that retro show Pop Stars: The Rivals back in 2002. Lo and behold she became part of the Girls Aloud formation and went on to release five albums with the group before the band called it a day in 2013.
What does she get up to now?
Sarah hasn't been resting on her laurels since the dismantling of the band. She's dabbled with acting both on-screen and on stage, with most film fans recognising her for the small part she played in St. Trinian’s and St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold. Both outrageously snubbed by the Oscars committee, we hasten to add.
More recently, Sarah appeared on Coronation Street in 2015 and feaured in a heavily criticised stage-adaption of Ghost.
How does her personal life look?
Sarah hasn't had the easiest run of things when it comes to matters of the heart. She famously had an affair with Danny Dyer back in 2012 and was said to be devastated upon learning that he had a long-term partner. She became engaged to DJ Tom Crane back in 2011 but the pair split in the same year he popped the question.
Her struggle with depression, alcohol addiction and prescription drug abuse also prompted her to check into a rehab facility back in 2011 after she admitted that her problems had spun "out of control."
What can we expect from her in the house?
Sarah was said to be concerned about re-entering the limelight after enjoying a good few years away from the media spotlight. It's hard to guess how she'll cope in the house although good pal Cheryl is rumoured to be anxious that Sarah could spill some of her secrets on the show.
For her part, Sarah has brushed off Cheryl's snap decision to unfollow her on social media, and insisted to OK! Magazine that she's a "loyal friend" and has absolutely no intention of spilling the details about Cheryl's past.
Let's see how this one pans out.
Celebrity Big Brother continues at 9pm on Channel 5
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