When her Coronation Street character Sally discovered she had breast cancer, actress Sally Dynevor had no idea that her own life was about to plunge into a devastating parallel universe. Ten years on from her all-clear, I met up with the soap star just before she set off on a Himalayan trek to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer.
Coronation Street star Beverley Callard exclusively revealed to me that she is quitting the ITV1 soap in 2020, after 30 years, to pursue a new venture which she hopes will change ageist attitudes in the industry. She also opened up about her on-going battle with mental health which led to an ’emotional crash’ in 2019 and spoke of her devotion to loyal husband Jon.
TV husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford invited me into their gorgeous Surrey home as they prepped for Christmas. Despite looking forward to spending the holidays together, the festivities were set to be tinged with sadness after the loss of Ruth’s sister Julia earlier that year. In my interview for OK! magazine – during which the This Morning couple laughed, bitched and shed a tear – they spoke of their love for Julia, how the events during the awful night of her sudden death unfolded and why their relationship has gone from strength to strength over 20+ years.
By the way, the photos of their home are fabulous – with three Christmas trees, and their rescue dog Maggie, taking pride of place!
Radio 2 presenter Sara Cox invited me backstage to watch a special recording of her chat show The Sara Cox Show and we had a great catch up about her amazing year and mid-morning pre-Crimbo sherry drinking!
She’s known for pushing boundaries as a panelist on Loose Women and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. But when Saira Khan told me her intention to strip off in a bold photo shoot for OK! magazine I was shocked. Then she told me the motivation behind her decision; I was full of admiration for the 49-year-old and immensely moved by her story, which you can read here…