Sarah Harding’s got Aloud Voice: Singer joins The Voice of Ireland
Sexy singer Sarah Harding has signed a big-money deal to join The Voice of Ireland.
The Irish Mirror can reveal the Girls Aloud star will be working alongside Bressie as his mentor for the RTE show.
Sarah, 31, will be jetting over to Ireland next weekend to film a series of workshops with the ex-Blizzard frontman’s team.
Bosses met up with the Biology singer when she was over in Dublin earlier this year to see whether she was interested in the prestigious mentoring slot.
A source said: “Producers approached Sarah because they loved her work ethos – she’s literally in the studio every, trying out new stuff.
“As well as being in one of Britain’s biggest girl groups for over ten years, she has also succeeded in striking out on her own.
“She knows every aspect of the industry and will be very forthright in her views and intends on being brutally honest to whoever she gets to mentor. This is a dream gig for her.”
Now Sarah – who was left on her own when Girls Aloud split in March – will then be in studio in mid-December onwards when the Voice of Ireland hits its battle stages.
Producers want her and the mentors of other judges – Kian Egan, Dolores O’Riordan and Jamelia – to spice up the show.
Sarah will replace songwriter and producer Ruth Anne Cunningham who helped out Bressie last year, but was deemed to be unknown to Irish viewers.
A source said: “Some of the mentors in previous years haven’t been the best, so producers have put everything into getting the best people going.
“Sarah is well known for being happy to say it as it is, and they know that she’s going to add a spark to the programme.
“Bosses want to make sure that they have the strongest team possible for the Voice of Ireland to make sure the ratings so up even more this year – and Sarah will help with that.”
Blind auditions have already been filmed for the Voice of Ireland, with producers delighted by the ruthlessness of the judges.
A source said: “This looks like it is going to be the best series yet of the Voice, everyone is already out to get each other.
“The judges are happy to lie, cheat and scheme their way to getting the contestants that they want, which will have made everyone fired up to win.”
Producers were unable to ask Derry Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle to take part in the show as she will be close to giving birth while the show is filming.