Girls Aloud are going to be slightly less loud now Sarah Harding has left to focus on her acting career. "What acting career?" we hear you say. It does exist and you can see for yourself tonight.

She will be starring in a new drama called Freefall tonight at 9pm on BBC2. She claims to be leaving Girls Aloud for just a year, but will no doubt only return if she fails to break Hollywood... a cynic might say. At least that gets her out of Cheryl Cole's shadow and lets her hunt fame with American-wannabe Nadine Coyle in LA. Who knows what the other one and the ginger are doing.

A funnier look at Girls Aloud: