LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is joining the cast of the British soap opera Coronation Street, ITV announced.
Harding is booked to appear in four episodes to air this summer. She will start taping them next month. Exact details of her storyline are being kept under wraps, but she will play a "feisty character who is going to make life difficult for troublemaker Tracy Barlow," the broadcaster revealed. Harding's screen credits include Bad Day, Freefall, Run for Your Wife and St. Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. "Sarah is proving to be a gifted and exciting actor and I'm absolutely delighted to have her on board. The viewers are in for a treat as her character will be right at the heart of a massive new story for the Barlows," producer Stuart Blackburn said in a statement. "I am extremely excited to be joining Coronation Street. As a fan of the show, it is a huge honor for me to join the cast. I can't wait to get started," added Harding.