SARAH Harding's Popstars: The Rivals mentor Pete Waterman has said that "her demons were natural" as he paid moving tribute to the star.
The Girls Aloud favourite tragically passed away yesterday at the age of 39 following a battle with breast cancer. And Pete, who helped catapult Sarah to fame almost 20 years ago, reflected on her star quality - as well as her struggle in the limelight.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, the 74-year-old music producer shared: "She was just a lovely, lovely kid - she couldn't believe she was in the competition and she bubbled with enthusiasm.
She was just real, and that's what the programme picked up on - her ordinariness. "She had enthusiasm, she was the girl next door, that's why she was in the band.Read more on thesun.co.uk