Julie Goodyear: ‘I’ll sing for the broken-hearted’

Julie Goodyear has revealed she hopes to help the heartbroken with her show-stopping number in the Coronation Street musical.

The 70-year-old soap star is reprising her role as glamorous Rovers Return landlady Bet Lynch for the premiere of Street Of Dreams in Manchester in May.

Julie revealed: “I am singing the most fantastic song, which is so appropriate for Bet it is not true – Nowt A Bit Of Lippy Couldn’t Solve.

“Every woman in the audience I think will be able to relate to it. If you have been hurt girls, this is the one for you.”

The Coronation Street legend also revealed that ‘unfortunately’ she will only be doing the two Manchester dates due to other commitments.

Comprised of 26 songs played by a 25-piece orchestra, the show includes memorable scenes from the past played on giant screens. It will premiere in Manchester on May 9 before going on tour to Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle.

Paul O’Grady will compere the show, which sees guest stars pay homage to famous roles and condenses 51 years of Corrie into one show.

Paul plays a ‘time-travelling host’ who goes on a journey of the show’s history with the Angel of the North, in the guise of character Julie Carp, played by Katy Cavanagh. They will be joined by a cast including Kym Marsh, Kevin Kennedy, Brian Capron, I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger and The X Factor’s Joe McElderry

Kym explained that she had been watching past episodes to get into character as Coronation Street icon Elsie Tanner.

She said: “I am just doing that to try and get the accent right and some of the mannerisms. She was amazing to watch and hopefully I will get it down.”