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04th Aug 2015

Sarah Harding Shrugs Off Corrie Backlash

The singer was criticised after her appearance in the show

Sarah Harding has spoken out about the backlash she received following her stint in Coronation Street.

The former Girls Aloud star was slated on Twitter for her depiction of Robert Preston’s estranged wife Joni in the soap.

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Sarah Harding played Joni in the soap (image: ITV).

Speaking about the reaction on This Morning, Sarah said: “I try not to pay any attention to that. If you’re going in as a known face, you’re always going to get flak.

“If anything, I turn all that into a positive energy. It just makes me more determined.”

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Her debut solo single, Threads, is out this week.

Sarah added: “I enjoyed it – it’s off my bucket list now. I’ve done films before, but I’ve never done soaps before. I was only ever asked to do four episodes and I had the time to do it while I was waiting for my track to be finished.

“I thought, ‘Why not? It’s my favourite soap.’ It made me happy anyways, never mind what anyone else thought! Everyone’s going to have an opinion at the end of the day.”