Who is Sarah Harding? Everything you need to know about the Girls Aloud singer and Celebrity Big Brother 2017 housemate

It's going to be a Long Hot Summer in the CBB house for the GA babe

There could be some singing in the shower for Celebrity Big Brother 2017 - as one big star signing has had huge chart success.

Blonde bombshell Sarah Harding is one of the famous faces said to be voluntarily locking themselves away for the summer in the CBB house.

Reports had already suggested Sarah would be headed into the CBB house after Cheryl Tweedy unfollowed her on social media as speculation of her CBB entrance mounted.

But who is Sarah Harding? Here is everything you need to know…

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Sarah Harding is a British singer and actress

Who is Sarah Harding and where is she from?

Sarah Harding is a British singer and actress born on 17 November 1981 in Ascot, England.

The star was raised in Surrey and Manchester and had a musician father - but initially studied hair and beauty.

Before fame, she reportedly worked as a waitress at Pizza Hut and was a club promoter.

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Why is Sarah Harding famous?

Sarah shot to fame in 2002 when she auditioned to be part of a girl band as part of ITV’s reality talent show Pop Stars: The Rivals.

As part of the competition, Sarah won a place in the band alongside Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

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Girls Aloud included Sarah, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Tweedy and Kimberley Walsh

The group went on to release five albums (including 2008’s chart topping Out of Control) and 21 Top 10 singles (one more landed at Number 11) including chart topping tunes Sound of the Underground, I’ll Stand By You, Walk This Way (with Sugababes) and The Promise.

What has Sarah Harding done apart from sing with Girls Aloud?

Away from ruling the music charts, Sarah has had a dabble in acting both on screen and on stage.

In 2007 she had a small role in big screen comedy St. Trinian’s - before retuning with a bigger role in 2009 sequel St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.

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Sarah was briefly a star of Coronation Street

She also appeared on Coronation Street in 2015 - and last year she featured in a critically mauled stage adaptation of Ghost.

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Is Sarah Harding married?

Sarah Harding is not married - but was engaged to DJ Tom Crane in 2011 before they split in the same year having been together since 2007.

In the past she has also dated fellow Popstars singer Mikey Green and has been linked to Hollywood star Stephen Dorf and Calum Best .

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