Wednesday 22 November 2017

Coronation Street’s Sally on her battle with breast cancer – ‘I was scared… you look at your children and the alternative is scary’

Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor
Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor Newsdesk Newsdesk

She may be best known for her dramatics on UTV soap Coronation Street but actress Sally Dynevor revealed that she was unprepared when drama drifted into her own life following a breast cancer diagnosis.

The actress, who plays Sally Webster on the soap, said the day she was diagnosed with cancer was the “worst of her life”.

Sally plays Sally Webster in 'Coronation Street'
Sally plays Sally Webster in 'Coronation Street'

Speaking to The Mirror, Sally (52) said: “I was completely in denial and shock. It was really just the weirdest thing that has ever happened to me.

“You couldn’t make it up. I remember saying to the doctor ‘Are you sure you haven’t gotten this wrong? That’s my character, not me’”.

The actress underwent treatment for the illness in 2010 but said she was terrified abut leaving her children ithout a mother.

“Hattie was only five. Tim [Sally’s husband] made the children confident that everything would be OK. We said to them ‘We have had a lovely life and this is just a blip’

“I was scared. You look at life and your children and the alternative is scary,” she said.

The actress this year celebrates her 30th anniversary on the show and revealed she is content to stay on Coronation Street for the remainder of her career.

“I think I will stay for the next 30 years. I am having the best time. I feel as if Sally has found herself. I am really happy. I am so grateful to Corrie. It has been a wonderful 30 years,” she said.

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