SALLY Dynevor has revealed she’s turned to her Coronation Street co-stars for advice on her upcoming stint on Dancing on Ice.
The 58-year-old will take part in the new series of the ITV competition – following in the footsteps of many of her Corrie colleagues.
Those who’ve taken to the ice in the past include Samia Longchambon, Jane Danson and Brooke Vincent, meaning she’s got a lot of people around her to share advice.
Speaking to The Sun, Sally said: “Samia [Longchambon], Jane [Danson], Lisa [George], Antony [Cotton] and Andy [Whyment] have all done amazingly on the show. I’ve been so proud of them because it’s hard.
“I’ve set up a ‘Corrie Dancing On Ice’ WhatsApp group. They’ve been brilliant and really encouraging.
“I need their support and to give me tips on how they coped. It’s really interesting hearing all their stories and what they went through, because I’m going through exactly the same thing.”
Sally – who stars in the ITV soap as Sally Metcalfe – also revealed that she signed up for Dancing on Ice after lockdown taught her that life is too short.
She said: “My youngest daughter Hattie and I have been watching Dancing On Ice for years. She kept saying: ‘You should do it, Mum.’ And I thought: ‘Right, if I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it.’”
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And Sally isn’t the only famous person in her household anymore. Her eldest daughter Phoebe shot to international fame after starring as Daphne in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton.
“I’m super-proud of Phoebe,” she says. “She’s carving out a career for herself and she’s doing really well. Yeah [I give her advice and discuss roles], but she’s got great instincts. She doesn’t need me. She’s very bright and switched on. She knows what she’s doing.”
Like any mum, Sally – who also has 24-year-old son Samuel and 18-year-old Harriet with her husband of 26 years, TV writer Tim, 59 – doesn’t want to just focus on her famous daughter, and instead is keen to talk about all her offspring equally.
“When Hattie goes out, people always say: ‘You look like the girl off Bridgerton,’ and she has to say: ‘That’s my sister.’ They look so alike. Hattie doesn’t know yet what she wants to do.”