Catherine Tyldesley is a long way from the cobbles of Coronation Street with her latest role in Channel 5 drama 15 Days.
The drama, stripped across four nights this week, is Catherine’s first television outing since hanging up Eva Price’s heels last year.
Sporting newly darkened locks, the biggest surprise for fans of the actress was that she was speaking in a Welsh accent.
Viewers at home were pretty impressed with her efforts at mastering the Welsh tongue, which she confessed to TV Times was down to practising it with her young son!
“My little boy [4-year-old son Alfie] has been practising with me and his Welsh accent puts mine to shame,” she joked.
“But it’s driving my husband mental because I’ve been constantly talking in a Welsh accent. He’s like, ‘I think you’ve got it now, it’s fine!'”
Praising Catherine on Twitter, fans were quick to offer congratulations on the role.
— Gem Abraham 🌻✌ (@cakesygem) 13 May 2019
— Jade (@jadebwfc) 13 May 2019
— Lynsey morgan (@Lynseymorgan6) 13 May 2019
— Dwgs (@dwgster) 13 May 2019
Loving the welsh accent @Cath_Tyldesley
— Simon Pritchard (@PritchardSimon) 13 May 2019
— Laura Rugman (@laurarugman1982) 13 May 2019
— Leanne Dixon (@LeanneDixon_) 13 May 2019
— Dancing queen (@rovihop2) 13 May 2019
The drama is part of Channel 5’s commitment to new and original drama after the axe fell on Big Brother last year, sparing up the cash for new productions.
Catherine plays Sara, one of several siblings who have returned to the family home in Wales following the death of their mother.
The first episode aired last night (Monday May 14) and quickly opened with a death, when brother Rhys was shot.
The action then flashed back 15 days to the family arriving and it quickly became very clear this clan were hiding plenty of secrets and lies.
Sara is married to Michael, who, it seems, has been have a fling with her sister behind Sara’s back. We expect that, along with many other secrets are set to be revealed over the next few nights.
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