Birth name Sarah Nicole Harding 

Birthday 17 November 1981

Birthplace Ascot, Berkshire

Sarah Harding was raised alongside two half brothers and attended Hazel Grove High School  later attending Stockport College where she studied hair and beauty.

Before finding fame she worked as a part of club promotions team in Stockport, a waitress at Pizza Hut, a van driver and a debt collector. She also toured a cross North West England performing at pubs, social clubs and caravan parks.

In 2002, she got her big break when she decided to audition for Popstars: The Rivals. She would through the show go on to co-found Girls Aloud.

The group achieved massive success: they had twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK and accumulated a total of five BRIT Award nominations.

Whilst in Girls Aloud, Harding gained herself a reputation as a ‘party girl’. She dated Calum Best throughout 2005 but the pair split after Best said he wasn’t ready for a relationship.

In July 2009 Girls Aloud announced they would take a year-long hiatus to pursue solo projects. During the hiatus Sarah wanted to focus on acting.

Girls aloud would reform in 2012 to mark the ten year anniversary with a tour. They would split again after the tour finished.

Sarah Harding has since appeared as Joni Preston in Coronation Street, a contestant on Channel 4’s the Jump and won the 20th series of Celebrity Big Brother.

CBB’s Sarah Harding: The sad decline of the Girls Aloud singer

At 20, Sarah Harding seemed to have it all. One fifth of Girls 
Aloud, she should have had 
the brightest of futures. Fast-forward 16 years and 
a barely recognisable Sarah is on our TV screens appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. Sarah, now 35, is undoubtedly struggling to cope in the…