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'Coronation Street': Sarah Harding Jokes About Pleasing Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Ahead Of Soap Debut

23/07/2015 13:40 BST | Updated 23/07/2015 13:59 BST

Sarah Harding will make her ‘Coronation Street’ debut tonight (Thursday 23 July), and ahead of her big moment, the star has revealed she’s hoping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini tunes in to watch.

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Chezza’s a huge ‘Corrie’ fan, and once made a cameo appearance during a special Text Santa episode, and Sarah’s admitted that she wants to impress her former Girls Aloud bandmate.

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Sarah and Cheryl

Speaking on ‘Lorraine’, Sarah referred to Cheryl’s ‘X Factor’ role, laughing: “I know I’ve got to please the judge!”

“The one person I want to please is my mum,” she later added. “She’s my biggest fan and she’s Corrie’s biggest fan and she’s biased!”

Sarah also revealed that her while Cheryl and co. congratulated her on nabbing the job, none of the ladies had any advice to offer.

Sarah’s character Joni Preston is set to arrive with a bang, and immediately lock horns with the villainous Tracy Barlow.

Tracy’s ex Robert Preston arrived back on t’cobbles for Deirdre Barlow’s funeral, and soon enough - AKA minutes after the service - Tracy and Robert were playing tonsil tennis together.

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Sarah's character wastes no time before putting Tracy in her place

Unfortunately, Robert neglected to mention his wife Joni. Whooops.

Sarah’s not the only popstar who’s popping up in Weatherfield this summer, as Shayne Ward will arrive on the Street next month.

See Sarah’s ‘Corrie’ debut in tonight’s (Thursday 23 July) episode.

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