Harding eyes 'X Factor' role

Sarah Harding wants to be an 'X Factor' judge.

Harding eyes 'X Factor' role

Sarah Harding wants to be an 'X Factor' judge.

The Girls Aloud beauty is keen to follow in the footsteps of her bandmate Cheryl Cole – who was a panellist on the programme from 2008 to 2010 – and admitted it "would be good" if she was offered a role on the ITV talent show because she would "love" to mentor wannabe singers.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: “I’d consider it, definitely. I would love to be a mentor. If I feel someone has talent and potential I can always see it in them. I’d love to do that.”

The 31-year-old star admits she felt "a little bit lost" after Girls Aloud – who are also made up of Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh – announced their split last month following a brief comeback, so the blonde stunner has set her sights on a TV career.

She added: "It’s like, ‘Eeek I’m on my own now.’ But I already had things in the pipeline.

“It’s a little bit weird, I’m used to having four other girls with me. It’s a bit nerve-wracking at first. They’re like your sisters.”

Sharon Osbourne – who was a judge on 'The X Factor' from 2004 to 2007 - is hot favourite to re-join the panel this year, with Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh expected to return.

But the futures of Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger – who were both judges on the last series – are uncertain. Despite speculation Tulisa had been axed from the programme, it was recently reported she will sign a new £500,000 deal to remain on the panel because Nicole has quit the show.

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