Lucy Fallon: I cleaned toilets before Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 March 2015
Lucy Fallon

Lucy Fallon

Lucy Fallon has confessed she had a job as a toilet cleaner at a nightclub before landing the role of Bethany Platt in 'Coronation Street'

Lucy Fallon cleaned toilets for a living before landing her role in 'Coronation Street'.

The 19-year-old actress was offered the role of teenage tearaway Bethany Platt on the ITV soap earlier this month and she's confessed she was thrilled to land her first acting role after working in retail and as a cleaner at a nightclub in Blackpool.

She shared: "Part of the job was cleaning up sick but I have a bad phobia of sick so I wasn't down for that. I lasted two days.

"I also worked at Subway, at Next, and at New Look. I like working in Subway the most. No one was ever sick in there."

Lucy was given the part of 14-year-old Bethany after Katie Redford, 25 - who was initially hired for the role - was sacked for lying about her age.

And she insists that although she's five years older than her character, she's always mistaken for a child.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I carry my ID everywhere because I get asked for ID all the time. I was recently ID'd at the cinema for a 15-certificate film and then for petrol, which was weird.

"Now I am playing a 14-year-old I will be asked for ID more than I do already ... I might not be able to go clubbing again."

Bethany is set to return to the cobbles of Weatherfield this month after last being seen on screen in 2007 and viewers will learn that she's ran away from home after getting in trouble for shoplifting and expelled from school in Italy, where she lives with her mum Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O'Brien).

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