Sarah Harding will make her stage debut in the musical version of the iconic movie Ghost.
The former Girls Aloud singer has secured a deal to star as Molly, a role made famous by Demi Moore in the 1990 film, when the production begins travelling around the U.K. later this year (16).
"The film is one of my all-time favourites, so to get the opportunity to play Molly is a huge honour for me and I can’t wait to get started," the 34-year-old told British newspaper The Sun.
The singer and actress will star opposite former Hollyoaks actor Andrew Moss, who plays Sam in the touring production. The role was made famous by the late Patrick Swayze, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Her stage debut will be her first role since her panned four-episode stint in U.K. soap opera Coronation Street last year (15). She starred as Joni, the estranged wife of Robert Peston, but was criticised heavily on Twitter for her acting. "Sarah Harding is literally the worst actress ever it physically pains me," wrote one user.
It was later confirmed by the show's rep she would not be returning to the soap.
"Sarah was always only contracted for a four episode cameo role," they said. "There are no immediate plans for the character of Joni to return."
Since Girls Aloud split in 2013, Sarah has had a brief solo career, but mainly focused on her acting, enjoying roles in St. Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold, opposite Talulah Riley and Colin Firth, and Run For Your Wife, alongside Danny Dyer.
She recently appeared on The Jump, a U.K. reality show in which celebrities compete in ski sports. However, she was forced to quit the show early due to a ligament injury.