Coronation Street's Sherrie Hewson slams modern stars for not dressing up to go to work

Coronation Street legend Sherrie Hewson has complained that the soap's modern stars lack glamour – and turn up in their gym kit.

The actress – who first appeared on the ITV soap as Maureen Webster back in the 90s – is less than impressed with how the current cast turn up to set.

During her time on the Distinct Nostalgia podcast, the Loose Women panelist spoke out about how times have changed since her stint on the show.

She said: “There used to be a tradition of glamour. People used to dress up to come to work.

“I think maybe it is a generational thing. Bill Roache was always smart. He always wore a suit. Barbara Knox was the queen of the street and she still is. Everything immaculate, you know – the clothes, the hair…

“I always took that from her. Like, ‘You should always look fabulous when you come to work. Not sloppy.’”

The 69-year-old added: “It is different. Everybody has got running clothes on as they are just about to go for a run before they go to work. I loved the glamour.”

Sherrie also lifted the lid on how the dynamics on set worked between the actors.

She explained: “Ena Sharples and Pat Phoenix used to have their own chairs and you would never dare sit in them. It was their Hollywood, totally.

“Liz Dawn used to say to me ‘This is Hollywood’. With Jack [Bill Tarmey] and Vera you would never get bigger coverage – like every day, endless photos, papers and magazines. They were massive stars.

“When I first met Julie Goodyear [who played Bet Lynch] she was in a leopard print leotard and tights just to rehearse in, and I just thought, ‘Well, of course’."

The actress, who has also starred in the likes of Crossroads, Emmerdale and ITV's Benidorm, first joined Coronation Street back in 1993.

Sherrie played Maureen for a total of four years before producers decided to axe the shop assistant as part of a new shake up for the cast.

Although she did come back nine years later with husband Bill to visit family.

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