Sally Dynevor hopes her time on Dancing On Ice will prove life exists after menopause

There’s a cheeky glint in her eyes when Sally Dynevor says that Dancing On Ice has turned her into a diva – and that she’d love to have the chance to make love to the pebbles.

As the Corrie legend prepares to hit the rink again tomorrow, she told the Sunday Mirror she is delighted to witness it. And she’s more than happy to wave the flag to adult women everywhere – proving that being 50 or older doesn’t mean adventure or success.

Sally, 58, has been playing the soap opera Sally Metcalfe for nearly four decades and this month received an MBE for television acting services.

She loves scenario swapping for skates and enjoys every opportunity to wear chic clothes.

“The first time you see yourself in those fishnet tights and hairdos, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, who is that?'” She giggled.

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Sally Dynevor hit the ice for the first time seven weeks ago with professional partner Matt Evers
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“It’s not me, I’m such a dress-up kid, I wear jeans every day, I don’t even wear skirts, so for me it was huge to get into these little sparkles, but It’s great!

“I’ve never felt as sexy as with those hair sections, fishnet tights, and sequins!

“Excellent, only 50 years old and you are turning into a little diva! I’m secretly getting used to it. I might have to get Corrie to write a few scenes where I tie my hair and put on fishnet stockings.

“That wouldn’t be great, would it? I absolutely love that! ”







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This flashy look is a far cry from the suspense star who stepped onto the ice for the first time seven weeks ago with professional partner Matt Evers, 45.

Sally has admitted that she’s often in “fight or flight mode” when she’s battling her nerves.

But as the oldest contestant on the ITV show, she says she’s determined to inspire women watching at home that there’s life after menopause. In fact, she sees her place on the show as a rallying call for millions of people who may feel like life has passed them by.

“I think when you get to a certain age, you start to lose confidence in yourself,” she said. Being in your 20s is very different from being in your 50s.







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“You have to find the things that make you happy again. I want to inspire women my age who are going through menopause, or perhaps have been going through a rough patch.

“You hear so many negative stories about going through menopause and walking out the other side, I just wanted to turn it into a positive experience.

“I just want to say to older women, ‘Don’t give up, let’s be great in our 50s’.”

Sally has three children – Bridgerton star Phoebe, 26, Sam, 24, and Hattie, 18 – with husband Tim, 27.

She said: “Women may feel invisible when they turn 50, but I absolutely prove that we are not.







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“The kids grow up, leave the house and you suddenly have to ask yourself what your purpose is. I’ve spent the last 30 years running around for kids, now that Hattie is 18, you often think, ‘Where am I? Who I am? What am I doing now? ‘

“It’s great to be excited about a new adventure, doing new things, and looking forward to what’s to come in the future.

“The only way to do that is to dive into something completely outside your comfort zone.”

And that’s exactly what Sally did last weekend when she first found herself in the ice skating game.







She received her MBE earlier this month for drama acting services
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Thankfully, the referees saved her, and Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, went home instead.

Sally and Matt realize they have to raise their game on tomorrow’s show as the rest of the celebs tackle the show’s infamous “fight week”.

Sally and Matt have included a lounge chair in their routine, dancing to the soul song You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real). And her Corrie co-star Antony Cotton – a former DoI rival – will join them on the ice for a special performance tomorrow.







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You’d think that taking part in ice skating might stress Sally more, but she admits that she’s very comfortable – despite literally skating on thin ice.

“For me, I don’t have to compete,” she said. I will never be the best, I just try my best. That’s the reason I do it. I am certainly not very competitive. I’ve never done that so I just do it for fun.







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“When I come out of the show, it’s going to be amazing, I’ll be really happy that I made it as long as I have.”

Sally credits the support of friends, Coronation Street bosses and her co-stars for getting her this far.

She has two days a week to time herself to practice and has received advice from colleagues Antony and Corrie, Samia Longchambon and Jane Danson, who have also participated in DoI. And Brooke Vincent, who played Sophie, Sally’s daughter on TV, competed four years ago.







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Sally climbs Everest to raise £100k for Breast Cancer Prevention charity
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All the support means a lot to Sally. Holding back tears, she added: “I would start to cry if I talk about the support from the cast because they are amazing.

“We have a WhatsApp Dancing On Ice group that I put together because I want them to be able to give me any tips.

“The support was amazing and I love the fact that Corrie is so supportive of Dancing On Ice. It means everything. It gets you through, knowing that your colleagues are all excited about you and happy for you when you made it.

“We grew up together, the makeup girls had kids when I did, we were a family. I love my job. I feel really lucky whenever I get a script.







Sally and Kevin Webster, played by Sally Dynevor and Michael Le Vell in 1988
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“Whenever I have a storyline, I’m excited to play it – there’s always something in the script that I can’t wait to work on, even after all these years. catch fire

“It’s a very special position to be working in, so it’s just a pleasure to get those shots you can’t wait for.”

It’s clear that Sally has no plans to leave the cobblestones any time soon. But does the DoI give her the fault to tackle other adventures – especially with her fundraising efforts after beating breast cancer?

“It definitely sparked something in me being on this show,” she said.

“It made me realize that I will actually try my best because it’s okay if you fail, I tried.

“That’s all you can do. I went to Everest base camp with Breast Cancer Prevention, I also went to London to Paris by bike with them, it was two great experiences. I want to do something with containment again.







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“Maybe next year I’ll do a challenge with them, but I said I wanted to do something warm because I’m sick of freezing! I said, ‘Walking across the Sahara s do.

“If I can get on live TV, can’t slide and pull it off for 90 seconds, then I can do anything. I’m up for the challenge! ”

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