Sarah has received some cruel messages about her performance in Ghost: The Musical, but her ex-Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola is *totally* on her side...

Nicola Roberts has stuck up for her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, after she was criticised for her performance in new musical Ghost.

Sarah has taken on the lead role of Molly Jensen, the character made famous by Demi Moore in the 1990 film.

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Sarah Harding and Andy Moss in Ghost: The Musical

Sarah Harding stars alongside Andy Moss in Ghost: The Musical

But unfortunately, not everyone who’s been to watch the show has had entirely positive things to say on Twitter.

Messages include: ‘Sarah Harding was just awful in Ghost the Musical! I can’t believe she got the part. So many talented performers could’ve smashed that role,’ and: ‘Seriously why have they cast Sarah as Molly for #ghostontour when there are so many talented people who could do a far better job?! 😡.’

Eep. Nicola’s since told the Daily Mail: ‘I think it was unfair. She’s taken on a new adventure and she’s never done it before.

I haven’t seen it but I’m sure she’s doing really well we shouldn’t put people down.

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts has stood up for Sarah Harding

‘It’s good to have the confidence and strength to try different things and I admire her for doing it.’

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We couldn’t agree more. Sarah’s co-star Andy Moss – who’s previously played Rhys Ashworth in Hollyoaks – has also spoken out in support of the 34-year-old.

After Sarah pulled out of some early performances for medical reasons, he told Broadway World: ‘Full respect to Sarah – she’s come from a singing background, and she’s had to learn everything we knew acting-wise in that short time.


‘She was giving 100% in every rehearsal, which led to her getting run down just as we were opening.

‘But the company’s amazing – we all get on great, and we just pulled together. Kelly Hampson, the understudy, was brilliant too.’

Happily, it seems plenty of other audience members had a brilliant time. One Tweeted: ‘Great night at Ghost the Musical @newalextheatre and a big well done to Sarah Harding as Molly.’

Another said: ‘@SarahNHarding @BristolHipp Came with low expectations – left having loved it! 🙂 You were great! Good job! #ghostontour #ghostthemusical [sic].’

Sending you lots of luck for the rest of your shows, lady!