Sally Dynevor reveals how Corrie helped her get back on her feet after her cancer battle

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Sally Dynevor reveals how Corrie helped her get back on her feet after her cancer battle

'Corrie was a beacon': Sally Dynevor reveals how the soap helped her get back on her feet after her battle with breast cancerBy Amelia

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‘Corrie was a beacon’: Sally Dynevor reveals how the soap helped her get back on her feet after her battle with breast cancer

Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor has revealed how the show helped her get back on her feet after her cancer battle.

The actress, 57, told The Sunday Mirror how her wish to stay in the soap for years to come drove her on during the bleakest times of her fight with the disease.

Sally, who plays Sally Metcalfe on the soap, said: ‘Corrie was a beacon actually. I realised how important my work is to me and I was desperate to get back, because as soon as I got back to work, I could try to put it behind me, which I think I have done.’

Brave: Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor has revealed how the show helped her get back on her feet after her cancer battle (pictured last month)

Brave: Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor has revealed how the show helped her get back on her feet after her cancer battle (pictured last month)

In 2009 Sally’s character Sally was involved in a storyline where she had breast cancer.  Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with the condition herself after finding a lump of her own.

The star took six months off to get treatment and when the cancer spread to her lymph nodes, she had surgery to remove them, a ­lumpectomy and chemotherapy.

Sally told the publication: ‘I’ve got a few things that run through my mind occasionally about that time in my life, but generally I think I’ve put it to bed and work has really helped me on that.’

Honest: The actress, 57, has told how her wish to stay in the soap for years to come drove her on during the bleakest of times of her fight with the disease

Honest: The actress, 57, has told how her wish to stay in the soap for years to come drove her on during the bleakest of times of her fight with the disease

She added that she hopes to give the soap’s legends like Bill Roache, 88, – who plays Ken Barlow – and Barbara Knox, 86, – who plays Rita Sullivan – a run for their money by staying on the show as long as she can.

‘When I look at Bill, Barbara and Sue Nicholls, they’re incredible,’ said Sally. ‘Nobody knows their lines better than them. I hope I’m still in the show in my 70s and 80s – if they’ll have me. 

Sally added she loves coming in to work and will stay on the cobbles ;as long as I can.’

Her TV years will be chronicled in a Coronation Street special on Wednesday where she will speak frankly about how the hard-hitting breast cancer storyline coincided with her own battle with the illness. 

Icons: Sally says she hopes to give the soap's legends like Bill Roache, 88, - who plays Ken Barlow - (pictured) a run for their money by staying on the show as long as she can

Icons: Sally says she hopes to give the soap’s legends like Bill Roache, 88, – who plays Ken Barlow – (pictured) a run for their money by staying on the show as long as she can

Sally was also pictured heading to auditions for the next series of Dancing on Ice last month. 

Sally – who has been on the show for 34 years – is the soap’s seventh-longest serving star and filmed her first scenes in 1986.   

Sally has been married to Emmerdale screen-writer Tim Dyvenor for 25 years and together they parent children Phoebe, 25, Sam, 23, and Hattie, 16. 

New project: Sally was also pictured heading to auditions for the next series of Dancing on Ice last month (pictured arriving for rehearsals last month)

New project: Sally was also pictured heading to auditions for the next series of Dancing on Ice last month (pictured arriving for rehearsals last month)

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