Classic Corrie favourite Liz Dawn (aka Vera Duckworth) is swapping the cobbles for the dales as she comes out of retirement for a cameo role in Emmerdale this Christmas Day. Already filmed, Liz plays a particularly demanding guest staying at Eric’s B&B.
“There’s only one show I’d come out of retirement for and it’s Emmerdale, particularly as I’ve celebrated my 76th birthday this week (8 November) so I wanted to mark the occasion. I love my character. What a feisty lady she is! Giving them all a run for their money in the B&B on Christmas Day. She’s so rude to them which isn’t like me at all. The cast and production team at Emmerdale have been so lovely and really looked after me and I was particularly pleased to be directed by Tony Prescott. I’ve worked with him over many years at Corrie and he’s a lovely man, really good at what he does and very creative. I’ll be looking forward to seeing my scene on Christmas Day and introducing you all to Mrs Winterbottom.”
Liz Dawn played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for over thirty years.