The ex Girls Aloud singer, who appeared as Robert Preston’s estranged wife Joni in four episodes, received scathing reviews for her performance.
Fans of the ITV soap took to Twitter in their droves to slam her acting skills with one disgruntled viewer asking “Why is Sarah Harding ruining my favourite show?”
A source told the paper: “It’s safe to say Sarah’s Corrie career hasn’t gone as planned. Fans and critics have been pretty unimpressed with her acting.
“It doesn’t reflect well on Corrie, who have been accused of chasing ratings with gimmicks.
“They will not be getting her back and the general consensus on set is that this was a failed experiment.”
A spokesperson for the show was however quick to point out that it was just a cameo role, telling Mirror Celebs: “Sarah was always only contracted for a four episode cameo role. There are no immediate plans for the character of Joni to return.”