Sarah Nicole Harding (born Sarah Nicole Hardman; 17 November 1981) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, model, and actress. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Harding had won a place as a member of the girl group, Girls Aloud. The group has achieved massive success, having twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK, six studio albums have all been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), two of which went to number one in the UK, and accumulating a total of five BRIT Award nominations. In 2009, Girls Aloud won "Best Single" with their song "The Promise".
During the group's break, Harding turned her attentions to acting, appearing in Bad Day, the BBC television film Freefall, Run for Your Wife, and St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. Harding contributed three solo songs to the soundtrack of St. Trinian's 2. She has also modelled for Ultimo lingerie. In 2011, Harding entered a rehab facility for depression, alcohol addiction, and prescription drug abuse. In late 2012, she reunited with Girls Aloud to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. In early 2013, they announced that they had split up. In 2015, the singer briefly appeared in Coronation Street, and released her first extended play, Threads.
On 25 August 2017, she was announced as the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 20 with 35.33% of the final vote.
Harding in October 2012
Sarah Nicole Hardman
17 November 1981
Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Harding attended Hazel Grove High School from 1993 to 1998, and later attended Stockport College where she studied hair and beauty. She then worked as part of the promotions team for two nightclubs in The Grand Central Leisure Park in Stockport as well as waitressing at Pizza Hut, driving a van, debt collecting and as a BT telephone operator. She also toured North West England performing at pubs, social clubs, and caravan parks to support herself. In 2002, she was recording dance tracks when she decided to audition for Popstars: The Rivals. She auditioned both for being a contestant on UK talent-search shows Fame Academy and Popstars: The Rivals and it was in the latter where she found fame, pulling out of Fame Academy after being accepted into the first round of Popstars. Harding also entered FHM's High Street Honeys 2002, the magazine's national beauty contest. Her pictures appeared in the top 100, but Harding withdrew upon achieving success on Popstars.
In 2002, Harding auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals. The programme, the second British series of the international Popstars franchise, would see the creation of two rival groups – a boy band and a girl group each consisting of five members, which would then compete against each other for the 2002 Christmas Number One spot on the UK Singles Chart. Several thousand applicants attended auditions across the UK in hope of being selected. Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell. These finalists then took to the stage participating in weekly Saturday night live performances (alternating weekly between the girls and boys). Each week the contestant polling the fewest phone votes was eliminated, until the final line-ups of the groups emerged. Harding joined Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh to comprise the new girl group Girls Aloud, formed through the show by a public vote on 30 November 2002.
The group's debut single "Sound of the Underground" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one. Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between formation and reaching number one. The group released their debut album Sound of the Underground in May 2003, which entered the charts at number two and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) later the same year. Their singles "I'll Stand by You", "Walk This Way", and "The Promise" have charted at number one. Two of their albums have reached the top of the UK Albums Chart: their greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud and 2008's Out of Control, both of which entered the chart at number one, with over one million copies of the former being sold. They also achieved seven certified albums and have been nominated for five Brit Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for "The Promise".
The group's musical style is pop, but throughout their career they had experimented with electropop and dance-pop. Girls Aloud's collaborations with Brian Higgins and his songwriting and production team Xenomania earned the group critical acclaim, due to an innovative approach to mainstream pop music. The group became one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, amassing a fortune of £30 million by May 2010. Guinness World Records lists them as "Most Successful Reality TV Group" in the 2007 edition. They also hold the record for "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group" in the 2008 edition, and are credited again for "Most Successful Reality TV Group" in the 2011 edition. The group was also named the United Kingdom's biggest selling girl group of the 21st century, with over 4.3 million singles sales and 4 million albums sold in the UK alone.
In 2006, Harding signed a £100,000 deal to model Ultimo lingerie, following the likes of Penny Lancaster, Rachel Hunter and Helena Christensen. Alongside her Girls Aloud bandmates, Harding made a cameo appearance in St. Trinian's in 2007. She took on her first major acting role in 2008, appearing in the low-budget thriller Bad Day. Harding wore a brunette wig for the role of Jade Jennings. The film also stars Donna Air and Claire Goose. She also collaborated with London synthpop band Filthy Dukes on a cover of "Real Wild Child," recorded for the film Wild Child. In July 2009, Girls Aloud announced they would take a year-long hiatus to pursue solo projects, but would reunite for a new studio album in 2010. In August 2010, bandmate Nicola Roberts revealed that she wasn't anticipating a reunion of the band until 2012.
During Girls Aloud's hiatus, Harding decided to focus on her acting career. "Singing was always my main ambition, but acting was something else I wanted to achieve," Harding said. Harding appeared in the BBC television film Freefall, written and directed by Dominic Savage. The film aired on BBC Two on 14 July 2009. Harding portrayed Sam, the beautician girlfriend of Dominic Cooper's character. The drama is a satirical take on the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Company magazine said that "Sarah Harding showed she's got real acting potential in her convincing, but fleeting performance."
Later that year, Harding returned to the St. Trinian's franchise with a starring role in St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. Despite her age, Harding portrayed teenage rebel Roxy, a new student at St. Trinian's School. The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews, holding a 10% 'rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Harding worked with Girls Aloud producers Xenomania to record three solo tracks for the film's soundtrack – "Too Bad," "Make It Easy," and a cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging".
In December 2009, Harding appeared on MTV's Sarah Harding in 24 Hours. To promote this, she also made a guest appearance on BBC Radio 1 with Chris Moyles. Harding and her then-boyfriend, DJ Tom Crayne, also launched a new nightclub named Kanaloa. Harding's guest vocals appear alongside Kanobby on the Roger Sanchez and Far East Movement track "2Gether"; she also appears in snippets of the music video. Harding has recently finished filming Run for Your Wife in which she plays one of the wives of the lead character, John Smith. The film was released on 14 February 2013.
After three years of hiatus, Girls Aloud reunited in 2012 to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. The group released the single "Something New" in November, with proceeds being donated to Children in Need. Their second greatest hits anthology Ten was released on 26 November 2012, followed by the single "Beautiful Cause You Love Me". In 2013, the group embarked on Ten - The Hits Tour 2013. Shortly after the tour, the group announced their split.
In mid-2012, Harding announced the release of her debut solo album. Harding first revealed that she was starting on a solo album in March 2010, naming Lady Gaga as her biggest influence. Despite this, an album never materialised. In June 2012, Harding restated her plans to release a solo album in 2013. In September 2012, she said that she had been "writing and experimenting with different sounds in the studio." On 19 August, it was reported that Harding's debut album would be released in the fourth quarter of 2013.
In November 2013, Harding spoke to Daily Mail, hinting at the possible release of her debut solo album sometime in 2014. She hinted, "I'm doing all sorts of stuff at the moment [...] A lot of it is music, music, music.". In July 2015 her first solo release, "Threads", was announced; it was released on 7 August.
On 9 September 2014, Harding appeared on BBC Radio 1's Innuendo Bingo.
It was announced in May 2015 that Harding had agreed to make a guest appearance on the soap opera Coronation Street as Joni, the wife of returning character Robert Preston (now played by Tristan Gemmill). The character made a few appearances in July and August 2015 as her marriage to Robert disintegrated when he began an affair with ex-wife Tracy Barlow. However, Harding's appearance was panned by both critics and fans, with her acting described as "wooden" and the producers at Corrie decided to not invite her back.
On 16 January 2016, Harding was announced as a contestant on the third series of The Jump which began broadcasting on Channel 4 from 31 January 2016. However she withdrew from the series on 26 February 2016 (Week 5) after tearing a ligament in her knee during a training session.
In Autumn 2016 Harding appeared alongside Andy Moss in a UK Tour of Ghost the Musical. However she was replaced mid tour by Carolyn Maitland after pulling out due to the subsequent pain from her injury after The Jump.
On 1 August 2017, Harding began competing in the twentieth series of Celebrity Big Brother and was crowned the winner on 25 August 2017 beating Amelia Lily in the final vote, Harding was the last ever female winner of Celebrity Big Brother as Channel 5 axed the show in November 2018. Her stint in the house put her back in the public eye and in October 2017, it was reported Harding was working on a new album.
Whilst in Girls Aloud, Harding gained herself a reputation as a 'party girl'. She dated Calum Best throughout 2005 for eight months but the pair split after a huge argument occurred when Best said he wasn’t ready for a relationship.
In January 2011, Harding and DJ Tom Crane, whom she had been dating since June 2007, announced their engagement. He proposed on New Year's Eve 2010 while on holiday in the Maldives. However, rumours circulated that the couple had called the wedding off, and on 6 September 2011 it was confirmed via her fiancé on his Twitter account. Initially it was uncertain whether the couple had split permanently as Crane posted "Sarah and I have decided to take a break. I have nothing else to say".
In October 2011, Harding entered a rehab centre in Cape Town, South Africa, citing alcohol dependence and depression. She said that she drank to escape the breakdown of her relationship with Crane, later revealing she also had an addiction to Zopiclone sleeping tablets. Harding has not stopped drinking alcohol altogether, but simply "reined it in." While in rehab, Harding met Theo De Vries, whom she briefly dated; however, the relationship ended violently after a fight broke out in their hotel room on New Year's Day 2012.
On 16 April 2013, Harding received a six-month driving ban after police caught her talking on her mobile phone while she was driving through central London. She was also fined £605. Harding had already accumulated nine penalty points on her licence for speeding prior to the incident. Harding currently lives in Cadsden, Buckinghamshire. In September 2014, she parted ways from music producer Mark Foster after being in a relationship for nearly two years.
During Celebrity Big Brother in August 2017, Harding revealed that she had a partner on ‘the outside of the house’. However after this she went on to kiss housemate Chad Johnson and they later made it an official relationship whilst in the house. They split in November, later that year.
|"Real Wild Child"||2008||Wild Child (soundtrack)||A cover of Johnny O'Keefe's song.|
|"Too Bad"||2009||St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (soundtrack)|
|"Make It Easy"|
|"Boys Keep Swinging"||A cover of David Bowie's song.|
(Roger Sanchez and Far East Movement featuring Kanobby)
|2011||Free Wired||Harding provided guest vocals but she's not credited. She also appeared in the music video.|
|2002||Popstars: The Rivals||Herself/Contestant||Reality TV series|
|2005||Girls Aloud: Home Truths||Herself||Reality TV series, Documentary|
|2006||Girls Aloud: Off the Record||Herself||Reality TV, Documentary|
|2007||St Trinian's||School Band Member||Cameo|
|The Sunday Night Project||Herself/Co-presenter||Christmas special|
|2008||Bad Day||Jade Jennings||Supporting role|
|The Passions of Girls Aloud||Herself||Reality TV series, Documentary|
|The Girls Aloud Party||Herself/Co-presenter||ITV Music Special|
|2009||Freefall||Sam||TV movie, Supporting role|
|St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Roxy||Main role|
|Sarah Harding: In 24 Hours||Herself||TV Movie, Documentary|
|2011||Dating in the Dark||Herself/Presenter||Game show|
|2012||Girls Aloud: Ten Years at the Top||Herself||Documentary|
|Run for Your Wife||Stephanie Smith||Main role|
|Don't Stop Me Now||Herself/Guest judge||Episode 7|
|2014||The Voice of Ireland||Herself||Bressie's adviser during "battles" round; series 3|
|2015||Celebrity MasterChef||Herself/Contestant||Series 10|
|Coronation Street||Joni Preston||5 episodes|
|2016||The Jump||Herself||Contestant, withdrew|
|2017||Celebrity Big Brother 20||Herself||Winner|
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