Corrie icon’s daughter joining rival soap was ‘no-brainer’ for bosses

Sally Dynevor: Coronation Street star speaks after receiving MBE

Sally Dynevor has played Sally Metcalfe on Coronation Street for almost 30 years and she’s been at the heart of some dramatic storylines over the decades. Her eldest daughter Phoebe Dynevor became a household name after starring in the Netflix phenomenon Bridgerton as Daphne Bridgerton and her youngest Hattie is now following in their footsteps.

Hattie, 19, has signed up for her first professional role on the BBC One school drama Waterloo Road.

The serial drama launched the career of Phoebe, 27, who starred on the Rochdale-based soap 14 years ago.

Phoebe is now best known for her leading role in the first series of Bridgerton which still claims the number one “all-time slot among English-language Netflix series”.

Their mother, Sally, 59, has been playing Weatherfield’s Sally for 27 years.

“Hattie bagging a part on Waterloo Road sees the Dynevors become a real acting dynasty,” an insider told The Sun.

They described the decision as a “no-brainer for the show and a shrewd move for her too”.

“Not many fledgling stars would get a part in such a big drama so early in their career,” they added.

The source noted how the “ability to perform runs in the family”.

A Waterloo Road spokesperson has been contacted for comment by

Waterloo Road has featured an array of major actors including Jenna Coleman, Emily in Paris star Lucien Laviscount and BAFTA Award winner Jack O’Connell.

The rebooted version of the hit series returned to BBC One in January after years off the screen.

The revival was given the green light by BBC bosses back in September 2021 to much fanfare.

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Announcing the news at the time, Piers Wenger, director of BBC drama, said: “Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-Covid Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most: young people in education.

“We are thrilled to be returning to this brilliant format – its thrills and spills, unmissable characters and high drama – at a time when audiences across Britain need it most – and to be collaborating with the brilliant Cameron Roach and Wall To Wall on its return.”

Last year was an exciting one for the Dynevors as Sally received an MBE for services to drama for her years on Coronation Street.

She said at the time: “I am humbled, grateful and very proud to have received this honour. I am still in shock.

“I didn’t believe it was real when I first found out earlier this month that I was to be given an MBE. Keeping it a secret has been so difficult.”

Her husband Tim Dynevor is also part of the soap world and is known for his work on Emmerdale.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and ITVX.

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