Coronation Street‘s Sally Dynevor has opened up about her decision to use her married name and says it no longer seemed important if people knew her acting one.

The actress, who was born Sally Whittaker, plays Sally Webster in the soap, and battled breast cancer at the same time as her alter ego.

In an interview with OK! magazine, Sally said: “I’d kept Whittaker because everyone knew me as that, but it suddenly didn’t seem very important whether people knew my acting name or not.

“That was one of the first things I felt. I just wanted to be Mrs Dynevor and not Sally Whittaker. [My husband] Tim was really pleased. I just wanted to have the same name as my family.”

The actress has returned to screens following a break from the soap.

She said she was ‘humbled’ by the support shown her by the soap’s fans during her illness.

“Someone even made me soup and left it on my doorstep with a note saying she hoped I’d be OK – just the sweetest things. All that love and support really got me through. I felt so humbled and happy that people cared.”

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