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.
Source – Irish Mirror
Kimberley appeared on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show last night filmed in Dublin.
She answered some tough questions from Ryan Tubridy, about her weight earlier on in her career, Cheryl’s court case, Nicola’s insecurities and drifting apart from Nadine.
Big thanks to @JohnNadine for capturing the video.
See pictures of Kimberley arriving at the studios on the forum below
Kimberley will appear in a comedy/stand-up theatre show in November.
Helen Lederer is bringing back her show called ‘Why The Fuss‘ to St James Theatre, and Kimberley is one of the guest stars. She will be there on 7th November only.
Book tickets here: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/book-tickets/?event=15535
More About The Show
Helen Lederer is instantly recognisable as one of Britain’s best-known comedy character actresses and known for her unique wide-eyed brand of wit and observational humour. Due to popular demand she has been invited back to St James Theatre to ask Why The Fuss?.
With the assistance of new best friends Mark Lawson and Michael Crick, Helen previously drilled down the merits of existentialism over creationism, shop lifting over retail therapy, and dissected their various belief systems using personality testing and a sly extraction of top gossip. Lederer is now determined to tease out the meaning of life again with eminent star guests.
Lederer is almost as happy diving off a 3 metre board in a swim suit in front of the nation in ITV’s ‘Splash’ – although, if pushed, she admits she’d rather drink a small sauvignon and write comedy in the time she has left – either way, Helen refuses to grow old since she does not believe in boundaries or the use of discretion. Audience members of the WTF? show felt they were at a marvellous dinner party … but without the food.
Combining witty, observational stand-up comedy with her skills as an affable chat-show host and political inquiry, Helen’s timely show is the perfect reminder of just how brilliant a performer she is and how, as a woman ‘whose been round the block several times’ – she has a lot to say at a time when it needs saying. At last, here is female intelligence, wit and humour for an audience who wants it …
— Sarah Harding (@SarahNHarding) October 24, 2013
Sarah and the Coming Home team are encouraging fans to join them in the launch next Wednesday.
The event will be at the Hippodrome London, on 30th October starting at 10am.
Hope you can attend and show your support for our wounded heroes!
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SINGER Kimberley Walsh earlier today shared tips on breaking into the media industry with young hopefuls during a visit to a Health Lottery-funded charity.
The former Girls Aloud star visited the Youth Skills Network, in London, which has received a grant raised by HealthLives through the Health Lottery.
The organisation helps young people, many with no formal training or education, learn media skills and break into the industry.
Health Lottery ambassador Kimberley was joined by owner and media mogul Richard Desmond to meet charity founder Andy Fraser and some of the group’s members.
She said: “The good thing about the Health Lottery is that through these grants it makes a huge difference.
“Groups like this give people confidence to go after their dreams.
“Getting into acting and performing kept me off the street, my friends were hanging around on corners whereas I had something to aim for.
“Projects like this are really life-changing and grants like those given by the Health Lottery can make all the difference.”
The Youth Skills Network, established in 2003, helps young people break into the media industry with workshops and training programmes.
Mr Fraser set up Strait Talk, a project designed to give local people a voice in their community, after the London riots two years ago.
He said: “We are helping people to equip themselves with skills that are transferable.
“After the riots young people felt their voices weren’t being heard, so that is why we set this up.
“The Health Lottery has been very important, we can now take Strait Talk further, thus is a fantastic opportunity to spread this message around London.”
The £12,689 grant was given by the People’s Health Trust – an independent charity which allocates Health Lottery funds.
Mr Desmond said: “It’s amazing how this money can change so many lives.
“Thousands of people have been touched by this project which gives kids a chance,
“It gives them hope for the future and it can change their lives, and that’s what the Health Lottery is all about.”
Mr Desmond then visited Ability North London, a separate charity which helps young Orthodox Jewish men with mental health problems.
The organisation, which provides young people with sporting and other activities, was given a £19,083 grant raised by HealthPromote through the Health Lottery.
Source – Express
This week, Cheryl and Nadine feature in Hello magazine.
Whilst the Cheryl feature is just a report it does contain a lovely calendar shot.
The Nadine feature is a brand new interview and photoshoot with Jason, talking all things babies.
Check out the digital scans on the forum [HERE]
If you rarely use instagram (like me) then you will have probably missed some of these pictures that Cheryl has been sharing.
Firstly, (@LadyCCole ) shared a behind the scenes pic of her in a gold bikini, getting a piggy back on the calendar shoot, mentioning that sandals and sandhills dont mix:
Then she posted a picture in the same bikini with the caption “Cave Woman”
And today, she posted up a pic of her on the back of a motorbike with the hash tag #Rideordiekindalove
You can see more previews on the Calendar Club website, as you can now zoom in on the back cover.