Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor has spoken out ahead of ITV's Dancing On Ice launch show on Sunday January 16. 

The actress, 58, who has played Sally Webster in Coronation Street since 1986, said she wants to take “every opportunity” she is offered.

Dynevor, from Middleton in Greater Manchester, has said she hopes she can inspire older women with her appearance on the show and that she feels like she is 21.

She said: “I hope I’ll be an inspiration to older women. If you get any opportunity to do anything just go for it. I still feel like I’m 21, not 58, so I just think you’ve got to take every opportunity.

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“Now my children have grown up it’s much easier. I am a hands-on mum but I just feel like this is my time.”

 “I think it will be really nice for the public to see me dressed differently so the glitz and the glamour will be really exciting. I’m looking forward to that.”

Dynevor is married to scriptwriter Tim Dynevor and her daughter Phoebe, 26, was the lead role in the Netflix hit series Bridgerton

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Speaking about her character on Corrie, Dynevor said: “I like the idea of people seeing me for who I am after all these years.

“I’m quite private and I’m not very good at putting my head above the parapet so this, for me, is massive.

“That scares me a little bit because I’m very used to hiding behind a character and just being part of Coronation Street but it will be nice for people to see me as me and not as my character.”

She joins a star-studded cast including Kimberly Wyatt, Love Island's Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays' Bez. 

Dancing On Ice airs on ITV at 6.30pm on Sunday January 16.