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During Girls Aloud's hiatus, Harding decided to focus on her acting career. "Singing was always my main ambition, but acting was something else I wanted to achieve", Harding said.  Harding appeared in the BBC television film Freefall, written and directed by Dominic Savage. The film aired on BBC Two on 14 July 2009. Harding portrayed Sam, the beautician girlfriend of Dominic Cooper's character.   The drama is a satirical take on the financial crisis of 2007–2008.  Company magazine said that "Sarah Harding showed she's got real acting potential in her convincing, but fleeting performance."  It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead,” she said. Girls Aloud fans are remembering Sarah Harding's Popstars: The Rivals audition". The Independent. 5 September 2021.
After three years of hiatus, Girls Aloud reunited in 2012 to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. The group released the single " Something New" in November, with proceeds being donated to Children in Need.  Their second greatest hits anthology Ten was released on 26 November 2012, followed by the single " Beautiful Cause You Love Me".  In 2013, the group embarked on Ten: The Hits Tour. Shortly after the tour, the group announced their split.  There’s no easy way to say this and actually it doesn’t even feel real writing this, but here goes. Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body, ” Sarah wrote at the time. They also achieved seven certified albums and have been nominated for five Brit Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for "The Promise". Roberts shared a series of photos of them together during Girls Aloud's early years and wrote: "I'm absolutely devastated and I can't accept that this day has come. My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind. Harding wrote a memoir, Hear Me Out, which was published in 2021, documenting her life and career as well as her terminal diagnosis.  Illness and death [ edit ]
Dex, Robert (6 October 2014). "Sarah Harding: I'm getting a bit broody now Nadine and Kimberley have babies". Irish Independent . Retrieved 3 September 2020. A part of me or us isn't here anymore and it's unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel. She would have loved your messages today." Messages of support had flooded in after the star announced in August 2020 that she was battling breast cancer, and said the disease has spread to other parts of her body.In March, Harding released a book called “Hear me out” where she told her story, including her battle with the disease.