She’s gone from belting out ballads with Girls Aloud to (briefly) treading the cobbles on Corrie…and now Sarah Harding, 34, is hurtling down a mountain for C4’s snow-sports reality show The Jump.
How are you feeling about The Jump?
I’m a bit nervous but mainly just excited. I can ski moderately well anyway, and people don’t realise how sporty I am. Actually, I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie and a Speedy Gonzales!
Some of the events look scary though [not least the huge, Eddie The Eagle-style ski jump]…
I’m quite brave and I love all that stuff! Obviously there are some events I’m nervous about, and I think everyone will be worried about the big jump. But I’m not scared of heights – I want to do a skydive after this.
So you’re pretty adventurous then?
Yes, I’ve just got back from a holiday where I was scuba diving to the bottom of the ocean, and now I’m going to the top of the mountain with this show. It’s mental – I’ve gone from one extreme to the other.
All the contestants will be living in a house together. Will there be tension?
Obviously there’ll be a lot of competitiveness – especially from the Olympic athletes – but I don’t think there’ll be clashes. Me and Brain McFadden are going to be the gobsh*tes. He’s been goading me on Twitter already, so it’s definitely going to be entertaining between us.
Are you taking a step back from singing?
Music is always going to be my first true love, but I’ll go more towards the producing and songwriting route now. I have a big idea I hope to put into action next year… I can’t imagine not having music in my life in one way or another, but TV and film is something I love doing too.
So doing Corrie didn’t put you off [Sarah was panned for her acting skills on the soap]…
I’m not going to go into that, but I’d still consider doing more drama. Never say never. Everything is a challenge and a learning curve and whatever comes my way I will consider.