Beverley Callard would 'love' daughter to be on rival soap

Beverley Callard would 'love' daughter to be on rival soap

'Coronation Street' actress Beverley Callard would "love it" if her daughter were to star in a rival soap.

Rebecca Callard has revealed her mother, who plays Liz McDonald in the ITV soap, is a huge fan of rival dramas such as 'EastEnders' and 'Emmerdale' so would have no issue with her working on them.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "My mum loves 'EastEnders', absolutely loves it. In fact my mum watches 'Emmerdale' and she watches 'EastEnders' and I think she watches 'Holby' [Holby City] as well, religiously. So I think, I mean she absolutely loves it, so I think she'd love it [if I were in 'EastEnders']."

However, the 39-year-old actress admits that despite living in London, she's not great at putting on an east London accent and claims Beverley, 57, would rather she worked alongside her on Manchester-based soap 'Coronation Street'.

Rebecca - who is set to star alongside former soap stars Jo Joyner and Michelle Keegan in 'Ordinary Lies' - explained: "She'd probably like me to be in Corrie because she'd like me to live up north so she could see more of me but my cockney accent isn't particularly great [anyway]."

And although Rebecca would be more than happy to work with her mum, she doesn't think it would be possible as she's appeared in 'Corrie' in the past.

She added: "It would be fun to work with her but I don't think I could go back now because I've been in it ... Unless she [my character] turns up again but I think she ran her course really."

'Ordinary Lies' is on BBC One on Tuesday March 17 at 9pm.