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Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear, 82, seen in rare picture after it was revealed she is suffering dementia

Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear has been spotted in a rare public outing after revealing her battle with dementia.The soap star left fans stunned last year when her husband Scott Brand announced that she had been diagnosed with the condition. Since then, sightings of the Bet Lynch actress have been few and far between, with her last public appearance dating back to October 2023. However, the former Corrie star recently stepped out for a lunch date with her hubby.
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Corrie Julie Goodyear's life - career regret, three divorces and racy modelling snaps
Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear is a soap icon if ever there was one.The actress who turned 80 on March 29, played the formidable and scene-stealing Bet Lynch on the longest-running ITV soap opera from 1966.Initially appearing for just a nine-episode stint, the bubbly blonde returned in 1970 as a regular - and didn’t end up leaving the cobbles until 1995, when it was later revealed she was secretly battling cervical cancer.Julie is last remembered on-screen when she took the plunge to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2006.She also appeared on a series called Revolver in the early 2000s.Where is the star now and what does she look like years after her days on Corrie?Julie will forever be known as Bet Lynch.With her iconic beehive-style hair do and glamorous look, she was the epitome of a buxom barmaid, and pulled no punches with her sharp wit and manner with the punters in the Rovers Return.After initially saying goodbye to the Manchester soap in the 90s, fans were delighted when the barmaid returned to Weatherfield for yet another stint in the 2000s, appearing for eight episodes in 2002 and a final seven in 2003.But soap icon Julie has regrets over the decision to return and shared them as she spoke on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, admitting: “I was asked to go back as a favour.“So, yes, I do regret going back.“What somebody had omitted to tell me, in the transition period, were all the changes that had happened,” the star added.Julie was a far cry from what fans knew of her in Coronation Street during her stint in the Borehamwood Bungalow.It was the year Julian Clary won the series and aired in 2012.While Julie was a popular housemate, she didn’t win the hearts of the nation in the same way, and was the
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EastEnders Cheryl Fergison's life - long lost brother, toy-boy lover and TV row
EastEnders actor Cheryl Fergison, who rose to fame as the lovable Heather Trott in the BBC soap, had a wild ride in Albert Square.From her unrequited love with Minty Peterson to a shock pregnancy with Darren Miller, Heather had many different storylines throughout her five-year run on the show.Her character was killed by Ben Mitchell who hit her in the head with a photo frame back in 2012, and the George Michael and karaoke loving sidekick of Shirley Carter was greatly missed.Since leaving EastEnders, she has made guest appearances on The Saturday Night Show and Loose Women before she went into the Celebrity Big Brother house for the 10th season of the reality competition. In recent years, Cheryl has made no secret of her desire to return to a soap, even suggesting she could return to EastEnders as Heather's long lost twin.In one of CBB’s most iconic arguments, Cheryl pretended that she and Julie Goodyear have had a past disagreement and that they don’t get along.Cheryl accused Julie of giving her “evil eyes” from across the room and tried to confront her, but was quickly shut down by a seemingly short-tempered Julie who eventually threw a glass of water over her partner-in-crime.They managed to convince their co-stars and ended up becoming good friends, as Cheryl told her pal in the kitchen that she was “scared of her” before she entered the house, but that she has learnt “not to have a preconception” of people.Off-screen, Cheryl’s love life has been as dramatic as Heather’s.She was married to her first husband Jamshed Saddiqi from 2000 to 2008, with whom she had a son, and then moved on to a man she met online.
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