Liz Dawn set for Emmerdale Christmas cameo

Corrie legend for Emmerdale cameo.

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Veteran Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn has come out of retirement for a cameo role … in Emmerdale.

Liz – who is best known for playing Vera Duckworth in ITV’s Coronation Street for over thirty years – will make her appearance in Emmerdale‘s hour-long Christmas day episode, playing Mrs Winterbottom, a decidedly demanding guest staying at Eric Pollard’s B&B.

Liz Dawn said: “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 (8 November) so I wanted to mark the occasion. 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 to 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.  I’ll be looking forward to seeing my scene on Christmas Day and introducing you all to Mrs Winterbottom.”

Filming on the Emmerdale Christmas episode has already taken place this week.