Saturday, 28 March 2009


Right guys do you want to get a message to Sarah Harding???We're doing the fanbook for the tour this year so this is ur chance to get a message to Sarah, the book will get to Sarah 100% so all you need to do is write a message to her its that simple. All the details can be found on the link below including a picture of Sarah with her fanbook from last year

Sarah Harding 'rents London party base'

Sarah Harding has rented a property in London to make it easier to party, it has been claimed.
The Girls Aloud singer moved to Buckinghamshire last year with DJ boyfriend Tom Crane, but still wants to keep a base in the capital, thelondonpaper reports.
A source said: "She and Tom have decided to rent a beautiful pad in Hampstead, so she can still enjoy some wild nights out on the town with her friends.
"She loves having their home in the country - it's great to have somewhere to get away from it all."
They added: "But when you have to get up at 6am for work like Sarah sometimes has to, it's much easier to have a London base.
"The thought of facing the long journey home to Buckinghamshire after a night out in town or a long day's filming just seemed a bit too much to be doing often."

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Sarah Harding moved house today – so let’s have a nosey at her stuff![/

Sarah Harding moved house today – so let’s have a nosey at her stuff!

Everyone likes a nose around people’s houses, don’t they? But since we’re yet to be invited round to Sarah Harding’s place for tea (tea? OK, we mean vodka), our only glimpse at her stuff comes from these pictures of her moving house. Sarah and her fiancĂ© Tom have moved from one fancy north London house to another today, and we’re intrigued by some of their belongings… mainly the bondage chair. What a saucy strumpet! heatworld would like to point out that we thought it was just a normal chair which happened to have a weird handle on it, but one of the dodgy men at the back of the office informed us of its intended use. So, what do you think of Sarah’s taste in home furnishings? The jury’s definitely out on that zebra-print chaise longue…

Sarah Harding leaves boyfriend Tom Crane at home to party with Mamma Mia!

Sarah Harding leaves boyfriend Tom Crane at home to party with Mamma Mia! heart-throb Dominic Cooper

He's an upcoming Hollywood heart-throb after starring in blockbuster Mamma Mia!, while she is a pop star from a manufactured pop group.But last night, Dominic Cooper and Sarah Harding appeared to have plenty to talk about on a boozy night out in London.The unlikely friends were spotted in high spirits leaving the Groucho Club at 2.30am this morning after a star-studded night at the private members club.

Starting the night off at a cinema, Sarah showed off her svelte figure in a black shirt and oversized belt, but wisely covered up with a coat later on as the cool night temperatures set in.The 27-year-old blonde was obviously finding Dominic entertaining company and frequently collapsed into fits of giggles as they left the venue.But the night took a down turn when a crazed fan tried to grab Sarah as she got into her chauffeur-driven car.The pop star looked shaken after the unknown man took her by the arm and shoved her out of the way.

While at first glance it may seem Sarah and Dominic have little in common, both have become regulars in the tabloids due to their rocky love lives.Before settling down with boyfriend Tom Crane 18 months ago, Sarah was romantically linked to several celebrity males including Steven Dorff and Calum Best.Dominic, 30, also hit the headlines last year when it was revealed he had an affair with his Mamma Mia! co-star Amanda Seyfried, which prompted the end of his 12 year relationship with Joanna Carolan.Perhaps Sarah wanted to ask Dominic acting advice after previously expressing a desire to become an actress.Last year she starred in independent film Bad Day and recently filmed a role in BBC drama Freefall.She recently expressed a desire to play Ronnie Wood's estranged wife Jo in a movie of her life.Sarah said: 'Jo is amazing. She's my new favorite person. She's had such an extraordinary life. It's fascinating. Her stories are unbelievable. They'd make a wicked film.'Along with Sarah and Dominic, a host of stars crowded into the Groucho last night, where Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien was celebrating his 67th birthday.In his typical flamboyant fashion, the birthday boy left the venue in a black fur coat, animal-print loafers and long blonde wig.Also in attendance was supermodel Kate Moss, retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and his daugther Chloe, comedian Noel Fielding and actor Keith Allen.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Girls a-lewd

You can look, but you definitely can't touch! This is Girls Aloud in their sexiest and most sensational outfits yet.The five squeeze into a selection of risque, cutaway leotards for their new video, Untouchable, which is out today.Directed by Marco Puig - who has worked with Madonna, Robbie Williams and the Sugababes - the futuristic video has the Girls trapped inside glass spheres hurtling towards Earth.It's designed to get everyone all steamed up about the single itself, which is released on April 27 - three days after the band's 32-date tour kicks off in Manchester.

Vinyl release for Girls Aloud

GIRLS ALOUD are celebrating the release of their 21st single – by bringing a smile to the face of every bloke in the country.For their latest jaw-dropping photoshoot to mark the launch of Untouchable, the band posed in sexy PVC and leather.CHERYL COLE, NADINE COYLE, SARAH HARDING, NICOLA ROBERTS, and KIMBERLEY WALSH, who won reality show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 — are now firmly established as the nation’s leading girl group.In the past year they have been praised by rock legend BONO from U2 as they picked up their first Brit Award.And their credibility was cemented when COLDPLAY handed them a supporting role at their huge Wembley gig in September.All 20 of the Girls Aloud singles have made the top ten — among them four No1 hits. The girls can also boast two chart-topping albums.

Sarah said: “We’ve been told we wouldn’t last past our first album but we have just stuck together and kept doing what we’re doing.“Now here we are, seven years down the line and about to go on our fourth arena tour.”Nicola added: “We still pinch ourselves and know that the career and opportunities we have are not something we will ever take for granted.”Channel 4 will broadcast the raunchy video at 11.05pm tonight, straight after Desperate Housewives.20 tracks that topped the chartsHERE are the 20 Girls Aloud singles so far, with their release dates and highest chart positions.

Dec 02: Sound Of The Underground (1)

May 03: No Good Advice (2)

Aug 03: Life Got Cold (3)

Nov 03: Jump (2)

July 04: The Show (2)

Sep 04: Love Machine (2)

Nov 04: I’ll Stand By You (1)

Mar 05: Wake Me Up (4)

Sep 05: Long Hot Summer (7)

Nov 05: Biology (4)

Dec 05: See The Day (9)

Mar 06: Whole Lotta History (6)

Oct 06: Something Kinda Ooooh (3)

Dec 06: I Think We’re Alone Now (4)

Mar 07: Walk This Way (1)

Sep 07: Sexy No No No (5)

Dec 07: Call The Shots (3)

Mar 08: Can’t Speak French (9)

Nov 08: The Promise (1)

Jan 09: The Loving Kind (10)

We're no longer the Girls next door: Cheryl and co squeeze into skimpy rubber outfits

She recently conquered Kilimanjaro to raise £1million for Comic Relief.And now Cheryl Cole has overcome an ever bigger hurdle - her modesty.The 25-year-old Girls Aloud singer joined her bandmates Sarah Harding, 27, Nadine Coyle, 23, Kimberley Walsh, 27, and Nicola Roberts, 23, in stripping down for the group's raciest shoot yet.

Mrs Cole, husband of Chelsea footballer Ashley, poses in a see-through PVC top and skimpy black underwear to promote the band's new single 'Untouchable'.Both Miss Harding and Miss Coyle opted for revealing one-piece garments while Miss Walsh leaves little to the imagination in a barely-there cat suit.

It's a far cry from the girl-next-door image that they cultivated when they formed in 2002 in the reality show Pop Stars: The Rivals.The group have since become the most successful British girl band ever with 20 consecutive top ten hits. Their latest single is also expected to equally successful.Their latest album Out Of Control has already sold 750,000 copies and they have sold more than six million records in total.

Last month Girls Aloud won a Brit award for Best British Single at Earl’s Court. They have also announced a 32-date tour which begins in Manchester in April.Before auditioning for the band Mrs Cole was a 19-year-old working as a waitress in a cafe in Newcastle. She has since appeared on the cover of Vogue.And after joining the X Factor as a judge she proved a huge hit with the show's viewers, with Simon Cowell reportedly offering her a £1million contract to sign up for the next series.

It is a huge turnaround for a woman who 18 months ago was battling to save her marriage amid claims that her husband had cheated on her with a hairdresser.● The new Girls Aloud single and video, Untouchable, will be shown for the first time on Channel 4 tonight ahead of its full release on April 27th.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Sarah's stage ambition

As TV execs tighten their purse strings, budding actress Sarah Harding has now set her sights on a career on the stage as she plans her life after Girls Aloud.Sarah, 27, who appears with 22-year-old Alfie Allen in the forthcoming TV drama Freefall, told me during a recent trip to the theatre that she is planning to “branch out into acting more this year”.“Acting is harder, but it stretches me more,” revealed the stunning blonde, who laughed off rumours that she is working on a solo album. “It’s going to be harder for me to get into TV drama, as it’s all about reality TV shows at the moment,” she added.“So I’m looking into theatre as an option. I’ll have to prove myself, but it’s really worthwhile.”

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Right guys do you want to get a message to Sarah Harding???We're doing the fanbook for the tour this year so this is ur chance to get a message to Sarah, the book will get to Sarah 100% so all you need to do is write a message to her its that simple. All the details can be found on the link below including a picture of Sarah with her fanbook from last year

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Hard at play

GIRLS ALOUD’s caner-in-chief SARAH HARDING is making a bid to break into musical theatre – and she’s clearly been doing her research.The boozy blonde and bandmate NICOLA ROBERTS checked out an X-rated play in London on Thursday.Spring Awakening has been shocking audiences since it was written in the 1890s.But the songbird didn’t seem unduly startled after the show, which is about the sexual awakening of teenagers.A pal said: “Sarah’s keen to tread the boards. She’s been in talks with casting directors and would love to do Chicago.” source:

Sarah Harding Girl Alone

SARAH PARTY HARD-ING will become GIRLS ALOUD superstar No3 to join the Girls Alone crew and work on a solo album.The bleach-blonde party animal is in talks with Grammy award-winning songwriter Cathy Dennis about some songs.She’s also set to go into the studio with GA’s amazing producers Xenomania. Sarah’s solo ambitions mean there will be three of the Girls battling it out with each other in the charts next year.And although Sarah, NADINE COYLE and CHERYL COLE are going it alone, it does NOT mean my No1 girlband will split up — they WILL stay together.I revealed last month how Nadine had begun work on a solo album and I’ve been told it’s set for a January release. Sarah and Cheryl are likely to wait longer to allow time to work on their sound.My Girls Aloud source said: “Sarah and Cheryl are at earlier stages but Nadine’s determined to be finished by summer.”DESPITE getting into a mountain of trouble while his missus was away, bad boy ASHLEY COLE has been forgiven by Cheryl.Ash was nicked outside a club while Cheryl was trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.But, once again, he’s got away with it. My source explained: “Cheryl was fuming but they had another chat, he apologised and she decided to give him another chance.” Source:


GIRLS ALOUD normally look here’s a rare sight of them dressed down in casual gear and without a scrap of make-up as they arrive at a west London studio.
The girls, NICOLA ROBERTS, KIMBERLEY WALSH, SARAH HARDING and NADINE COYLE, were there to work on the video to their new single, Untouchable.
They were hard at work inside for 16 hours.
Looks like they’ll need those big sunnies.


GIRLS ALOUD BABE LINED UP FOR 'CHICAGO' ROLESarah Harding likes to party in London's West End - and now she might work there too.ViP can reveal producers are lining up the Girls Aloud beauty to play foxy Roxie Hart in the hit stage show Chicago.The musical's bosses reckon Sarah, 26, is perfect for the part.A source said: "She can sing, dance and looks great."Bosses reckon belonging to Girls Aloud would be the key to selling tickets."Source: Sunday People

PPQ To Dress Girls Aloud

We though Girls Aloud couldn't get any cooler but now the fab fivesome are set to be dressed by one of the hottest labels around, PPQ. We already knew that Nicola Roberts was a fan of the fashion house after her appearance at their London Fashion Week Show and now Cheryl Cole, Kimberly Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding are set to get a piece of the action.
When asked who she would like to dress, Amy Molyneaux, one half of the design duo, told Grazia: "I'm actually doing some fittings for Girls Aloud right now. But it's a secret!"
Amy wouldn't give any more details but did reveal that Sarah is her favourite girls aloud member. She said: "I love Sarah and her cute little dog Claude!"
After seeing the colour explosion on PPQ's catwalk at London Fashion Week we can't wait to see the outfits. We're hoping to see the girls in some of their cute little mini dresses.
Amy also revealed that the label are collaborating with Peaches Geldof on a second collection. She said: "It's great! We are currently working on S/S ‘09 and, although we're taking a slightly more minimalist direction, it's all still about colour and having fun with your clothes. Especially when everyone seems to be doing sombre black collections right now, we decided we need some instant gratification!"
First DSquared2 designing Britney's Spear's tour outfits and now this, it seems stages are the new catwalks!

Girls Aloud stars Sarah Harding

It’s a rare treat to catch a glimpse of Girls Aloud on a ‘dress down’ day.
The chart topping lasses are usually preened to within an inch of their life, with full glossy locks and head to toe in designer clobber, however when the girls arrived in London to shoot their latest video, they were looked rather more relaxed.
The band, who finally won their first Brit Award this year, were shooting the video for their single ‘Untouchable.’ This is the third single by the British pop group, taken from their fifth studio album ‘Out of Control.’ The single is to be released on the 27th April 2009.
Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh looked rather more casual than the other girls when arriving at the studio. Sarah wore a coral vest top, black and white hoody and white jogging bottoms.
We loved her choice of footwear; opting for comfort and style with Snowjoggers in patent black, so if you thought these boots were only for winter weather, think again.
She’s not the only celeb that loves Snowjoggers, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Geri Halliwell have also been spotted sporting these boots.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Something kinda pooch

IS it puppy love? SARAH HARDING takes her new pooch for a quick stroll.
The GIRLS ALOUD star might not have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro like bandmates CHERYL COLE and KIMBERLEY WALSH but she’s not averse to giving her cute hound a bit of exercise.

Most dog walkers I see early on look like they’ve spent half the night sharing the dog’s basket.
But Sarah was dolled up to the nines.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Do you want Sarah to know who you are????

Right guys do you want to get a message to Sarah Harding???

We're doing the fanbook for the tour this year so this is ur chance to get a message to Sarah, the book will get to Sarah 100% so all you need to do is write a message to her its that simple. All the details can be found on the link below including a picture of Sarah with her fanbook from last year

Friday, 6 March 2009

FHM polls

FHM Sexiest Women In The World 2009

Its that time of the year again. The voting has started for FHM's Sexiest Women for 2009.
You can vote for all the girls here

Voting closes on the 23 of April so we need to get started

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Hey guys Sarah is in the Hellos most attractive weekly poll this week. You can vote every 15 mins so come on lets vote vote vote

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Diary: Sarah's dine time

HER Girls Aloud bandmates may be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, but Sarah Harding was tackling nothing more challenging than a mountain of nachos in Manchester yesterday.The Stockport-raised singing star headed to the city's Hard Rock Café with her boyfriend, DJ Tom Crane, where they were spied tucking into the tasty tortilla chips.Blonde Sarah was resolutely on-trend as she headed to the city centre restaurant in '80s-style leggings, shirt-dress and shoeboots. Meanwhile her bandmates Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh continued their gruelling ascent of Kilimanjaro on their charity trek to raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief. I'm sure Sarah was thinking of nothing else as she tucked into a juicy steak, washed down with a Martini...

Monday, 2 March 2009

Girls Aloud’ reveal their top beauty secrets

Girls Aloud have revealed the secrets to always looking fabulous.

The British group - who wowed fans with their flawless hair and make-up at the BRIT Awards earlier this month - each rely on a different beauty essential to maintain their A-list looks.
Cheryl Cole insists luscious lips are the stable of any star and never leaves the house without a good moisturiser in her handbag.

She said: “There is nothing worse than having cracked lips. I find Vaseline or Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream always work for me.”

Once you have mastered the art of a plump and baby-soft pout, Cheryl advises you to slick on some lipstick.

The 25-year-old brunette - who has recently been favouring a hot pink lipstick - added: “I think fuller lips suit natural tones, while smaller lips can get away with something brighter.”
Kimberley Walsh insists she doesn’t feel ready to grace a showbiz bash unless she has headline-grabbing hair to show off.

She said: “Velcro rollers are really good for making your hair big and bouncy. I like using heated rollers too. I hairspray each roller as I go along. It really works!”

Sarah Harding has a top tip to ensure you don’t wake up with spotty skin after a night out. The 27-year-old party animal won’t go to bed - no matter how late she gets home - until she has taken her make-up off.

Sarah added to Top of the Pops magazine: “It is really important not to leave your make-up on. If you are feeling tired just use a cleansing wipe. And if you have combination skin, it is better not to use perfumed moisturisers because they can irritate.”

Nadine Coyle is never without her capsule make-up bag - containing black eyeliner, lip balm and concealer - while Nicola Roberts is adamant every fashionista should own a pair of eyelash curlers.

It was recently revealed Girls Aloud are to launch their own range of false eyelashes.
UK lash brand Eylure are working with the gorgeous group to create a limited edition of five different lashes - one to suit each girl.

Sarah Harding's summer clubbing

IT seems GIRLS ALOUD star SARAH HARDING is already fed up of the country life.
The party-mad singer moved to Buckinghamshire with DJ boyfriend TOM CRANE at the beginning of the year and told me she was ready to settle down.
But now I hear she is planning to escape to party island Ibiza for the summer.
That’s not what I call settling down.
Tom has been offered lucrative DJ-ing jobs on the white isle and, never one to miss a good session, Sarah has decided to go with him.
A source said: “Sarah is smitten with him so she’ll be going to as many of the gigs as she can. She loves Ibiza and can’t wait to get there and let her hair down.”
Ibiza beware.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Sarah Harding's father's first interview: 'I don't want her money. All I want is some connection with my daughter'

Only the most dedicated fans would remember Sunfighter, the six-piece Seventies pop band which had precisely four minutes and 14 seconds of TV fame. In cream-coloured flares and with blow-dried hair, they made it on to Top Of The Pops with their single Drag Race Queen which was judged by presenter Noel Edmonds to be ‘quite nice’.It was Sunfighter’s only hit and, shortly afterwards, the band split up. More than 30 years on, most of the band members are presumably quietly living out their middle age, perhaps enjoying an occasional royalty cheque.

One of them, however, the band’s guitarist John Hardman, went on to be a half-decent session musician who ran his own recording studio and taught music. He also happened to father a little girl called Sarah, who grew up to claim her own slice of pop stardom – as part of the phenomenon that is Girls Aloud.In the seven years since they were created by the reality TV show Pop Stars: The Rivals they have evolved into the most fashionable and glamorous group in the country and last month they became part of pop’s establishment when they scooped their first Brit Award.It was an achievement that made John, 54, bristle with pride – though he wasn’t in the audience to share the moment with his daughter.Sarah, 27, has attributed her ‘musical genes’ to her father, but she hasn’t spoken to him for eight years. In fact, so estranged does she feel that she even changed her name from Hardman to Harding – leaving John heartbroken.

Sitting in his five-bedroom rectory home on the Welsh-Shropshire border, John says: ‘You could say I was the first person to spot her talent and encourage her to pursue her music.‘She told me from the time she was a little girl and would see me working in the music studio that she wanted to be a pop singer. We even did a pub gig together when she was 16.’He is desperate for a reconciliation – not to bask in her reflected glory but just to have a ‘connection’ with the daughter he loves... but has lost.The way Sarah sees it is that he walked out on her mother Marie for another – younger – woman and so far she has resisted his attempts at reconciliation.John sees it differently. He was a young man who made a mistake in a different age and who married Sarah’s mother Marie out of loyalty rather than love when she became pregnant. He says any meaningful relationship with Marie had withered long before he met the woman who would become his second wife, Kate.

I wasn’t looking to settle down but I wanted to do the right thing,’ says John. ‘I wanted my child to have parents who were married. I know I’ve made some mistakes but I think we would have got over them by now, had Sarah not become such a big celebrity. Fame can distort one’s perceptions and drive a wedge between people.’He adds: ‘She was old enough when the marriage ended to know what happened but I think she’s loyal to her mother. She must have felt she had to pick a side. But I didn’t divorce her, I divorced her mother. I can’t seem to get that message through to her.‘She seems to think that I just abandoned her after her mother and I divorced. But that’s just not the case. Nothing could be further from the truth. My marriage was over long before I met my current wife Kate.‘I have always looked after Sarah and I have always been there for her. I want to be a part of her life. But the only times that I’ve seen her over the past eight years, has been either on television or in newspapers.‘I’ve tried so many times to make contact – even before she became famous. I’ve written, emailed, telephoned, asked others to intercede on my behalf and still she refuses to see me. I once turned up at her London home, only to be turned away by her boyfriend and management people.’

There is perhaps some justification in John’s view that he and his first wife were simply incompatible and although they both struggled to make the marriage work, the relationship appears to have been doomed from the start.John, a GP’s son from Berkshire, had grown up with dreams of being a star like his heroes Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. But punk music was taking over and bands like his, with a pop-rock style, became unfashionable. Struggling with the prospect of never hitting the big-time after Sunfighter’s contract with EMI crumbled, the group disbanded and John embarked on a career as a session musician. He met Marie, an estate agent’s personal assistant, in 1978. She was 11 years older than John and had already been married twice.He says: ‘A lot of people thought it odd that I was dating Marie, because of her age and that she was married at the time. She was a very secretive and quite controlling person. My family did not always get on with her.’ Having divorced her second husband, Marie married John in the summer of 1981.

Marie, who’d been brought up in Manchester, felt uncomfortable in the South and hankered to move back up North. It became a constant source of tension between the couple. But in November 1981, John became a father and, much to his surprise, loved his new role right from the day Sarah was born at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, in Berkshire.‘Sarah’s birth was one of the most memorable moments of my life,’ he says. ‘I was in the delivery room and I was the first person to hold her. I looked at the tiny bundle in my arms, my heart bursting with happiness. Suddenly she opened her eyes and looked at me. I felt an immediate bond.‘It was a powerful feeling of responsibility. I knew then that my days as a session musician were over. I was 29-years-old and it was suddenly very important for me to be a good father and provider, the way my dad had been for my two brothers and me. I loved having my daughter and I wanted to provide a good stable environment for her and it was difficult to do as an artist trying to make it in the music business.‘I wasn’t earning a lot of money. Her arrival persuaded me to give up touring and start to earn a proper regular income. It was a decision I never regretted.’ At least not until recently.

John, who had a degree from Reading University in estate management, opened a music studio in Wraysbury in Berkshire. He taught guitar and keyboard. He recalls: ‘I was the main breadwinner. I thought the marriage was fine. Perhaps I just convinced myself that it was. I didn’t want to see the problems, I just went along with things. I felt Marie always got her own way and never allowed me to get too close to her emotionally.‘We weren’t well off and my hours were very long. I was teaching mostly in the evenings after running the studio during the day. I believe Marie would tell Sarah that I was not there for them because Sarah would say that to me when she got older.‘Marie spoiled Sarah rotten. I often felt like an outsider when I came home. I can’t help but feel that she created a rift between us. Sarah was also a hyperactive child and didn’t sleep through the night. She cried a lot and needed constant attention. At one point we went to see a marriage counsellor because our relationship was so strained.’The marriage disintegrated and in 1987 Marie sued for a divorce. Marie took Sarah, who was then six, and went to Manchester to stay with her parents. But she went back to John after a month and withdrew the divorce petition. The couple tried to give the marriage another go for the sake of their daughter.But John says: ‘My biggest mistake ever was to agree to stay in the marriage. Things really hadn’t improved. By then, I was aware of my unhappiness. But in the early days I just didn’t see it. I wanted to spend time with Sarah. I wanted to be with her until she had grown up. I suppose that’s really why I stayed. Yet I read newspaper stories claiming that I had left her at 16. Marie and I didn’t formally separate until 1999 when Sarah was almost 18 and really an adult.’

John denies he was unfaithful and says he provided for Marie and Sarah even after his wife moved back North. In 1996 he helped finance a house in Stockport and began making 300-mile round trips every week to see his only child. ‘I paid a lot of the bills until Sarah was almost 18 and I thought, despite the fact I was no longer with her mother, that we had a very loving relationship,’ he says.In 1998, a year before he officially separated from Marie, John met and fell in love with Kate, a 19-year-old drama student. He says: ‘It’s rubbish to say I ran off with someone else. My marriage was over long before I met Kate.‘She has always understood my need to keep contact with Sarah. I made regular visits to Stockport up to the year 2000. I clearly remember the last time that we were together as father and daughter. I drove up and we went to Chiquito’s restaurant in Salford Quay,’ he says. ‘It was a great day. We laughed and joked a lot. I asked about her music, what was going on and even tried to help by putting her in contact with a manager I knew.’It seemed to John that despite the distance and the messiness, the extended family could rub along together. But when a double tragedy struck later that year, the unspoken resentments came boiling to the surface and the civilised arrangements broke down.John’s 20-year-old niece Katie was killed in a car crash. The entire family, including Sarah, were devastated and attended the funeral. As they struggled to come to terms with her death, John’s father Patrick, to whom he had always been very close, became seriously ill with a heart condition. He was 84 and had to be taken into a care home.‘It was very emotional. I was in pieces over it,’ says John, ‘and I don’t think I was handling it very well at all. Sarah had asked to go to see her grandfather in the nursing home. She wanted me to take her but I couldn’t at the time. I think she was upset and felt I should have dropped everything and done it when she wanted to. That September my father died. My family did not want Marie at the funeral. She had been blocking my bid for a divorce and we thought she was just waiting to claim from any inheritance, so I didn’t tell Sarah.‘It was stupid but I wasn’t thinking straight. Sarah found out and her mother came to the funeral uninvited with a letter Sarah had written disowning me. Marie handed it to me over the graveside. I won’t go into it because even now it pains me to recall the words.‘She was very angry. She said she never wanted to speak to me after that. She said I had kept her from her grandfather, that I’d broken up the family, that I was no good. I suppose this was the time when I lost my daughter. I think a lot of this was being stirred up by her mother.’Despite repeated desperate telephone calls and several letters Sarah would not relent. For two years, there was no contact between father and daughter and the next time he saw her was when he was watching TV and he spotted a familiar face in a band auditioning for ‘Popstars’. It was a surreal experience as his now 20-year-old daughter had changed her name.‘I saw this young girl who resembled Sarah and even sounded like her,’ he says. ‘It took a while before I realised it was her. She looked like a pop star. Her voice was brilliant and I was so proud.’After the show John tried again to reach Sarah but she refused to speak to him. ‘I just wanted to say well done. She’s always had the drive to go for what she wanted and she worked hard. She totally deserves everything she’s getting. Every musician aspires to the big time and I had tasted it briefly. But my little girl is now living my dream and that makes me very happy.’His attempts to make contact have now become a rather lonely annual pilgrimage. In 2003 he arrived at Marie’s house in Stockport just after Christmas but Sarah had already left. The next year he tried to get a letter to her via a student at the university where Girls Aloud were performing – that also failed. Another visit to Marie’s house in 2005 also failed.In 2007, having lived with Kate for eight years, he decided to risk marriage once more. He sent an invitation to his wedding to Sarah Hardman. It was returned unopened with a line through the surname. John sent more letters last year, through Sarah’s management company. Again no response.Yet he continues to hope. ‘Some people seem to think that the only reason I have tried to make contact is because she’s famous. I don’t want her money. I want nothing but a connection with my daughter,’ he says.Last January, Kate gave birth to a son, Oscar, and John now hopes this addition to the family might provide one last chance at reconciliation.‘All I want is for one meeting with my daughter,’ says John. ‘If she then decides that she wants nothing more to do with me, then I’ll walk away and leave her, however hard it would be.‘At the end of the day I’m her dad and I love my daughter. I feel excluded from her life, I just want to see her and have a reasonable relationship. I would like her to know Kate and her baby brother. I sometimes think I should just give up trying to reach her but it’s so hard when it’s your flesh and blood out there.’The Mail on Sunday tried to contact Sarah’s mother but she was not available for comment.