The former soap star says "my heart lies with Corrie".

Former Coronation Street and Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon recently revealed that she would go back to Corrie “in a heartbeat”.

In an interview with the Mirror, Hayley revealed that, while she’d be happy to go back to either soap, there’s one in particular that she favours.

“Emmerdale taught me everything about how to work quickly in TV, but I think my heart lies with Corrie,” she said.

“I found my feet there and I’m still best friends with so many of them.

Hayley Tamaddon

“My best friend is Dan Brocklebank [Corrie vicar Billy] – we’ve been friends for years.

“And Sue Cleaver [Eileen Grimshaw] and Beverley Callard [Liz McDonald] took me under their wing when I first joined Coronation Street. Sue housed me for the first month I was there.

“It’s a family at Corrie and I feel lucky I can still go to the pub across the road and they’re all there, they all open their arms to me. It feels like I never left.

“We see each other every week to the point where the directors invite me to things and say, ‘It’s like you never left, we see you all the time’.”

For now, Hayley is focusing on her new role in Brit film Eaten by Lions – and one day she hopes to appear on Strictly Come Dancing too.

She said: “I’m hoping one day I can manifest that too.

“I would never say ‘No’ to learning a skill. I really like a challenge.”