Sue Cleaver says my time as a Celebrity has given her new experiences

Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver reveals her time on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! opened her eyes to new experiences and she is now looking for her next challenge.

The soap actress, 59, became the third celebrity to be dropped from the ITV reality show in its most recent series, which former England footballer Jill Scott won.

As she was about to turn 50, she reflected on her life and what she was looking forward to with Prima magazine.


(Nicky Johnston/Prima/PA)

She told the magazine: “My 50s were the happiest decade of my life. I’m happy with myself and where I am, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the next decade will bring.

“Then again, if it doesn’t yield anything, I’ll have to make something happen myself.

“Since doing I’m a Celebrity, I’ve opened my eyes to all these new experiences. Now, I’m just thinking, ‘Okay, what’s my next challenge?’”

During her time on the ITV reality show, she opened up about her experience being adopted by her campmates – something she said she “never expected” to do .

Cleaver describes her reconciliation with her biological mother taking place under “the most extraordinary circumstances”.

She explained on the show that when she was in her twenties, she was at drama school and the Royal Exchange in Manchester looking for “small parts” for the theater’s play Oedipus.

After going on the first date, one actor said, “God, she looked exactly like my wife when I met her,” before asking Cleaver about her date of birth.

Cleaver said he then asked her where she was born, before calling his wife to say, “I found her.”


(Nicky Johnston/Prima/PA)

The actress told the magazine that she experienced some other “unusual coincidences” with her half-sisters.

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“I don’t think anyone will believe the whole story,” she revealed. Helen Worth (who plays Gail Platt on Coronation Street) is the godmother of one of my half-sisters, while my half-sister’s husband, John Bowe, also makes an appearance. on Coronation Street.

“We are all strangely connected.”

Cleaver, who has played Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV drama series since 2000, said getting the role was a “happy moment” for her.

She added: “There was a sense of community, family and teamwork on set like no other show.

“It might have to do with how friendly the people in the north are, but people on other shows have told me how unique it is.

“Being a little cog in a big movie is an absolute joy.”

Read the full interview in the March issue of Prima, now on sale. Sue Cleaver says my time as a Celebrity has given her new experiences

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