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Corrie fans spot Beverley Callard's 'secret role' on ITV soap away from Liz McDonald
Beverley Callard's 'secret role' on Coronation Street, years before she joined the ITV soap as Liz McDonald.Beverley joined the soap as Liz McDonald in 1989 but has been spotted by viewers in an unearthed clip from 1984 as a character called Julie.In the scene, Gail and Brian go to the local casino to meet with some gambling-savvy pals called Gary and Julie.Beverley looks worlds apart from what she does now and was difficult to recognise, hence why it has mainly gone unnoticed for all of these years.A user shared an old clip of the show on Reddit and said: "1984 - Gail and Brian go to a casino with Brian's friends - look at the actress!"To which another user replied: "Is that Bev Callard?""It is! Five years before she came in as Liz," they answered.Revelling in the news, other fans joined in the discussion, with one saying: "I’m watching the 1990s straight thru and Liz is my favourite character right now! I even have a picture of her on the Lock Screen of my phone."Another added: "Of all the characters who have left the show, Liz is the one I've missed the most."While a third penned: "Amazing!! I love moments like that.""I'm at February 1980. Gail and Brian just got married," a fourth shared.Beverley left the ITV soap in 2019 and her last episodes were aired in 2020.
Coronation Street star Beverley Callard begged Ricky Gervais for role in After Life
Coronation Street star made no secret of her desire to star in the well-received Netflix show. Beverley, 64, played the iconic role of Liz McDonald in Coronation Street for 31 years.The star quit the ITV soap almost two years ago and now appears to have Netflix in her sights. In an interview, Beverley confirmed that despite having a “few secret projects” lined up, she was keen to star in Ricky’s popular comedy-drama series. She even went on to ask the comedian if she could have a role in his show after meeting him for the first time at the National Television Awards. Speaking about the moment, she confessed: “I've never done that in my 45 years of working.“I am hoping it will happen - he was really flattered and absolutely lovely.”However, Ricky has since confirmed that his show would not be returning for another season. The series creator had a similar attitude towards his iconic series The Office, which he chose to end after just two series despite its immense popularity.Beverely’s ambitions to star alongside Ricky comes after the ITV legend revealed the struggles she experienced during her time on the cobbles. The actress explained how her demanding work schedule left her with no work-life balance.“As an actor, you’re scared to say no to a job,” she began.“But the scripts came and I thought I’ve just got to trust my instincts really.READ MORE...POLL: Do you think Will Smith was right or wrong to slap Chris Rock? [POLL]Piers Morgan slams ‘woke brigade’ claims he 'fancies' Meghan Markle [LATEST]Piers Morgan U-turns over 'woke' Oscars rant as he praises Amy Schumer [NEWS]“It’s not nine to five, it’s like seven until ten at night and it’s six days a week.“It’s really full-on and you have no life, like it used to be a lot