Who is Catherine Tyldesley?
In short: Eva ‘The Diva’ Price from Corrie. Long version: Tyldesley is an actress best known for playing the glamorous, feisty and dare-we-say spoiled daughter of Stella Price (Michelle Collins) from 2011 to 2018.
However (Corrie fun fact alert!) Tyldesley actually appeared in the ITV soap five years earlier as an unnamed midwife. This was followed by her big break in Heidi Thomas drama Lilies and appearances in Florence Nightingale, Holby City, Red Riding and a brief spell on Emmerdale.
While appearing in Coronation Street, Tyldesley also starred in Sky sitcom Trollied and quiz show All Star Family Fortunes.
Does Catherine Tyldesley have any distant relations that have competed on Strictly before?
Funny you should ask: yes, her second cousin Michael Vaughan, former England Cricket captain, competed on the 10th series of the show in 2012. However, Tyldesley will be hoping to fare better than him: Vaughan finished in seventh place.
Why didn’t he go further in the competition? We couldn’t possibly say. But we will direct you to his hip thrusting in the video below.