Sarah Harding has shown off her patriotic side in a new photo shoot launching the Pentax Meet Britain competition.

The camera company is urging people to send in their best shots of Britain in the run-up to the Olympics, with the winners being displayed in an exhibition and taking home a Pentax K-30 camera.

In her shots, Harding has a union jack back-drop helping set off the red dress she is wearing.

She teamed the dress with black heels, an oversized ring and a chunky black bracelet on each wrist.

Talking about her role in the campaign, Harding said: “I’m really proud of my British roots, so to be an ambassador for Pentax and to fly the flag for the Meet Britain campaign is really exciting.”

The 30-year-old is set to reunite with her Girls Aloud band members later this year to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

She has also revealed she intends releasing a solo album next year, with the singer penning some of the tracks herself based on her experiences of rehab.

26-06-12 1 Sarah Harding shows patriotic side in new photo shoot