She’s most known for playing Eva Price on Coronation Street.But long before her time on the cobbles, Catherine Tyldesley had tried her hand at a few roles very different to the one she has now – including one which saw her perform a raunchy dance routine for a suited gentleman.
The actress, 33, had starred in BBC sketch show Scallywagga nearly a decade ago and donned a corset and suspenders to flash her knickers on camera.
She was clad in questionable attire and sported a platinum blonde wig, as well as a plunging white shirt and pink corset with lacy underwear underneath.The soap star had on sheer white stockings that came up to her thighs and hid a pair of frilly black knickers under a removable skirt.
Catherine had joined two other dancers on stage and showcased a number of flirty moves to Buck Fizz’s track Making Your Mind Up – including rubbing their ample assets and whipping off their skirts – to try and satisfy their sleazy male customer.
Their booty shakes and vigorous thrusting were a hit with the guy who was sat watching the trio, but in a hilarious twist of events, when he gave the girls the thumbs up after they had finished their routine, they branded him a ‘dirty b****d’ before storming off the stage.
As the footage of her Scallywagga days resurfaced online, one fan had tagged Catherine in a link to the clip on Twitter.She tweeted in response: ‘Blimey!!! Talk about a flash back!!!’
She added several crying with laughter emojis.Scallywagga was a comedy show that aired on BBC Three from 2008-2010.Catherine had starred in its second series and played one of the ‘lapdancers’ who were dubbed ‘anything but sexy’ thanks to their bizarre dance routines.
She also starred as a girl called ‘Psycho Sarah’ on the series.
Since her days on BBC Three a lot has changed for the TV star.
She has gone on to star in Emmerdale, Trollied, Holby City, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Shameless and now has a regular role on Coronation Street.Catherine first joined the ITV soap in 2011 and has been involved with a number of dramatic storylines – including her most recent where her onscreen beau Aidan Connor (played by Shayne Ward) embarked on affair with Maria Connor.As well as soap success, the mum-of-one has since had a family of her own too.Catherine is mum to two-year-old son Alfie whom she shares with husband Tom Pitfield.They had got engaged in September 2014 – a month after confirming they were expecting their first child together – and later went on to tie the knot in May 2016.Catherine has since expressed her desire to have more children and told Hello! magazine earlier this month: ‘We’d love for Alfie to have a little brother or sister.’
She added: ‘I once said I’d like four but I think we will settle at two.’
Is that you, Cath? Catherine Tyldesley, 33, had starred on BBC Three show Scallywagga as a lap dancer that flashed her knickers b-error
Raunchy routine: She performed on stage alongside two other dancers and whipped off her removable skirt to put her sheer stockings and frilly pants on display
Cheeky! Catherine’s character gave the sleazy onlooker a lot more than he had bargained for her by thrusting in just her pants
Nice moves! The hilarious routine saw the girls booty shaking and making train motions in unison
Not her usual role! Catherine had starred in Scallywagga’s second series and played one of the ‘lapdancers’ who were dubbed ‘anything but sexy’ thanks to their bizarre dance routines
Saucy! The soap favourite and her co-stars were seen rubbing their boobs during one part of their so called ‘strip tease’
Thumbs up! Their suited customer appeared to enjoy the spectacle and gave the trio a thumbs up
‘Dirty b****d’: But in a hilarious twist the girls hit out at the man for enjoying their routine and branded him a ‘dirty b*****d’
‘Talk about a flash back’: Catherine seemed amused by the old clip of her character resurfacing online
Soap star! Catherine is now most known for her character Eva Price on ITV soap Coronation Sreet – she first joined the show in 2011
Cheating scandal! Her character Eva is unaware that her boyfriend Aidan Connor had an affair with Maria Connor behind her back
Happy couple! Catherine is now happily married to husband Tom Pitfield – they tied the knot in May 2016
Mini-me: They share two-year-old son Alfie who was born in March 2015 and Catherine has said she would like to have another child to give their little boy a sibling