Catherine Tyldesley wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 December 2016
Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley wants to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' - but doesn't think she'd be very good

Catherine Tyldesley wants to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Coronation Street' actress is a big fan of the ballroom competition, and even though she doesn't think she'd be particularly good, she would love to take on the "challenge".

She said: "Every year when I watch 'Strictly Come Dancing' I really want to do it.

"That's one thing that's definitely on my bucket list.

"What's my signature move? I think it's probably best I don't move at all. I really don't think I'd be very good, but I love the show and a challenge."

The 33-year-old actress can't believe it's been almost six years since her character Eva Price arrived in Weatherfield and though she doesn't know how much longer she'll stay, she hopes to always have the option of returning.

She said: "I will have been on 'Coronation Street' six years next May and it's gone unbelievably fast.

"Initially I was only meant to be there for three years but everyone is so lovely to work with it's hard to let go.

"People who leave do go on to great things - just look at Michelle Keegan - but they all miss it, as would I.

"Most of us are on year-to-year contracts, so there's always that chance they might kill you off.

"But I hope the door is always open for me."

Catherine and her husband Tom Pitford's little boy Alfie, 21 months, loves going on set with her and he's particularly enthralled by her co-star Shayne Ward, who plays her love interest Aidan.

She said: "Alfie is completely obsessed with Shayne. The two of them are little buddies but when Alfie first met Shayne he was starstruck.

"I took him to set recently and Shayne sang for him. Alfie was mesmerised - although everyone is when Shayne sings."

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