Michelle Hardwick wants to return to 'Coronation Street'
Michelle Hardwick wants to return to 'Coronation Street' as a "busty barmaid".
The 40-year-old 'Emmerdale' actress, who plays the vet Vanessa Woodfield in the ITV soap, has admitted she would like to return to the cobbles, which she starred on in 1997 as Sheila Dixon and again in 1998 as Naomi Russell, to take on the role as an eccentrically dressed pub staff, like Bet Lynch, because she loves to wear leopard print clothes.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine about appearing on another hit series, the blonde beauty said: "I think I'd stick to me northern roots and play a busty barmaid like 'Corrie's' Bet Lynch - because I love eopard print in real life! When I was in 'The Royal' my character [Lizzie Hopkirk] was dizzy, so I'd bring that element to my barmaid role.
"I've never worked behind a bar, but have pulled a pint, so I'd get used to it."
Michelle is also keen to takeover from Lizzie Goodyear's character so she could listen to her customers' gossip.
She explained: "You'd hear all the gossip; you'd be at the heart of it all."
However, Michelle also has her sights set on appearing in the hit Australian soap 'Home and Away'.
When asked how she would spend her time if she took a break from the green of the Yorkshire Dales, she said: "I'd probably go and see Lynne [McGranger] in Australia - and be an extra on 'Home and Away'. I could be in the background at the Diner. Otherwise a short run in the theatre would be nice. But I'd mostly chill out and recharge my batteries, and spend lots of time with friends and family."
But Michelle has no plans to quit the show just yet and is eager to get to work every morning.
She said: "While some might be dreading the Monday morning blues or whatever, I honestly don't get that with my job.
"I feel very lucky!"