I’m pretty sure if you have been a fan of Coronation Street for some time you will remember the queen of the cobbles, Vera Duckworth, played by Liz Dawn, who exited Corrie back in 2008. Well Liz Dawn has now been tempted out of retirement to appear in the Emmerdale Christmas episode.

The word is Liz Dawn will appear as Mrs. Winterbottom, an extremely demanding customer that Eric Pollard has to put up with at his B&B, which will be shown on Christmas Day reports Metro UK.

The much-loved actress has already filmed her scenes for the Emmerdale Christmas episode, but unfortunately Emmerdale and Corrie fans will be disappointed if they think Liz is there to stay, as the actress is only appearing in a single episode of the soap.


In a statement, Liz Dawn had this to say about joining the cast of Coronation Street’s rival…

“There’s only one show I’d come out of retirement for and it’s Emmerdale, particularly as I’ve celebrated my 76th birthday this week so I want to mark the occasion.”

Liz then went on to talk about her Emmerdale character… “I love my character. What a feisty lady she is! Giving them all a run for their money in the B&B on Christmas Day. She’s so rude to them which isn’t like me at all. The cast and production team at Emmerdale have been so lovely and really looked after me and I was particularly pleased top be directed by Tony Prescott. I’ve worked with him over many years at Corrie and he’s a lovely man, really good at what he does and very creative.”

Liz Dawn can be seen as Mrs Winterbottom in Emmerdale’s hour-long Christmas Day episode on ITV.