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‘It’s just the worst feeling in the world’: Beverley Callard, 64, admits she can’t bring herself to watch her own shows despite decades-long TV career

Beverley Callard says she cannot bear to watch herself on screen despite having a decades-long television career.

The actress, 64, rose to prominence as Liz McDonald in Coronation Street in 1989 before departing from the show in 2020.

And, despite appearing in new GOLD TV comedy Newark, Newark this year, she insists she still can’t bring herself to watch her programmes.

Beverley Callard, 64, says she cannot bear to watch herself on screen despite having a decades-long television career (pictured this year in new show Newark, Newark)

Beverley, who is married to Jon McEwan, told: ‘I don’t watch myself on screen. It’s not false modesty, it’s just the worst feeling in the world watching yourself.

‘Jon will be locked in a room watching it and I’ll be going, “Is it any good?” through a closed door.

‘I went to the screening of it because I had to, but I hid behind a pillar so I didn’t have to look at myself.’

The actress rose to prominence as Liz McDonald in Coronation Street in 1989 before departing from the show in 2020 (pictured on soap in September 2020)

Newark, Newark follows the life of divorced chip shop owner Maxine (Morgana Robinson) as her estranged husband Terry (Mathew Horne) tries to win her back.

Beverley plays Maxine’s interfering mother Pauline and she says she purposefully went for the part as Pauline is a controversial character and less glamorous than Coronation Street’s Liz.

She said: ‘Pauline is so hideously grotesque and wonderful, I just had to do it. It was so fun playing somebody so awful. She’s like a panto villain.’

Beverley, who is married to Jon McEwan (left), told the Mirror : ‘I don’t watch myself on screen. It’s not false modesty, it’s just the worst feeling in the world watching yourself’ (pictured 2017)

It comes after the star took a swipe at Coronation Street this week, saying she had ‘no life’ while working on the soap.

Beverley remarked that the scripts are not ‘as good’ in comparison to how they were when she first set foot on the cobbles back in 1989.

She explained: ‘As an actor, you’re scared to say no to a job, but the scripts came and I thought I’ve just got to trust my instincts really.

‘It’s not nine to five, it’s like seven until ten at night and it’s six days a week, it’s really full on and you have no life, like it used to be a lot harder years ago when the cast was smaller.’

It comes after the star took a swipe at Coronation Street this week, saying she had ‘no life’ while working on the soap (pictured in Coronation Street 1994)