Julie Goodyear would never go back to 'Coronation Street'.
The 70-year-old actress, who played pub landlady Bet Lynch on and off in the ITV soap from 1966 to 2003, admits she would find the schedule too gruelling nowadays and could not be as much of a "perfectionist" as she would like.
She said: "Would I go back? No.
"The schedule now is way above and beyond. When I began it was two episodes a week. It's become more and more. I've tremendous admiration for them being able to do it, but I'm a perfectionist in my work. I need rehearsals, tech-runs, make-up and costume."
Goodyear - who is currently competing in 'Celebrity Big Brother' alongside Martin Kemp, Jasmine Lennard and Rhian Sugden - claims Bet has little in common with her own personality as she is much more down to earth than her.
She told OK! magazine: "Have I got any make-up on? Am I wearing false eyelashes? I'm much more private and shy."