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19th Oct 2021

Nadine Coyle says Sarah Harding’s spirit “made her presence known” while filming new TV show

Katy Brennan

The singer said the experiences gave her comfort.

Nadine Coyle believes she received signs from the late Sarah Harding while filming the new RTÉ show Last Singer Standing.

In August 2021, Sarah revealed she had terminal breast cancer and tragically passed away on 5 September.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1, Nadine described dealing with Sarah’s passing as “awful.”

“It’s just a cruel, cruel disease. I know many people suffer with it and I wish everybody all the best but we definitely lost a great one there,” she said.

“She was unbelievable. Me and Sarah have been close and will always remain close. You know we were a great support for each other in the band and years after.”

Nadine went on to say that she believes Sarah’s spirit visited her on the set of the new show, which she was filming around the time Sarah passed away.

“There’s definitely been things, she’s made her presence known a few times.

“There was a couple of days when the headphones just flew across the table when I was sitting getting my makeup done and it happened three days in a row for no reason and the makeup girls were saying, ‘that has to be Sarah, there’s no reason why they would fly so far.’

“And then I was talking about her one night in my house and something went flying off a shelf. I was like, ‘Is this Sarah? Is she throwing stuff?'”

The singer said the moments gave her comfort, particularly as she was in the middle of a a hectic filming schedule.

As she was so busy, it was difficult to find the time to properly grieve. But Nadine feels she was in the right place at the time to help her through it.

“Sometimes a job, you just end up in a certain place for a certain reason, and I think that was a really great job. We had really great people that I ended up with at that time.”