Sarah Harding looked to be returning to her party animal phase on a night out in Camden with girl friends last night (December 20th 2012).

The Girls Aloud singer was spotted by paparazzi leaving popular Pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh clutching the arm of an unknown friend with some other female friends in her wake. She had her blonde locks loose and had donned a short black dress and, unlike her friends, had neglected to wear a jacket or, indeed, anything to cover her legs in spite of the December weather. The girls were then seen piling into the back of a taxi; Sarah seems smiley enough, waving at the cameras but it is unclear whether she has had any alcohol despite what some websites might report.

The 31-year-old has previously been in rehab for alcohol dependence, depression and an addiction to sleeping tablets; she checked into a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa in October last year (2011) following the break-up with her boyfriend of five years Tom Crane. Things didn't necessarily improve after her discharge, however, as she embarked on a relationship with Theo Van Dries who she met there which resulted in a violent altercation between the pair on New Year's Day. One hopes that she is smiling in the photos from her night out because things are going better for her now.