Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor gushes over husband’s support during cancer treatment

Corrie actress Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe and has appeared in the ITV soap since 1986, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009

ByRose HillAssistant Showbiz Editor

  • 00:01, 24 Jan 2022
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Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor has lavished her husband with praise over his support for her while she was having breast cancer treatment.


The 58-year-old, who plays Sally Metcalfe and has appeared in the ITV soap since 1986, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.

Sally is married to Emmerdale scriptwriter Tim Dynevor, who she has three children with including Bridgerton actress Phoebe.

Speaking to The Big Issue magazine, Sally said that her husband had made her treatment feel like a "positive time".

She said: “I was very lucky during that time of having cancer, because my husband is really strong.

“And he would say, we’re going to make this into a positive time.

Sally Dynevor has praised her husband for his support


Sally is married to Emmerdale scriptwriter Tim Dynevor


“After chemo, we’re going to go for walks, or we’re going to watch this box set.

“We’re going to enjoy the time that we have just relaxing and not worrying about anything.”

Sally, who is competing on Dancing On Ice at the moment, continued: “I suppose it was the first time that I really took my foot off the pedal and gave myself time to do nothing.

“Which is actually much more important than doing something.

Sally is taking part on Dancing On Ice


“We do need time to find ourselves and come to terms with things in a slow way.”

Recalling when she had her hair shaved off during her chemotherapy, she said that her daughter Harriet had called her "beautiful".

She said: “There’s another memory.

“I’d just found out I’d got breast cancer and Harriet was only little, five or six.

“She was looking at me while my hair was being shaved and she was telling me how beautiful I was and how much she loved me.

“And I just remember thinking, my God, this is a very special moment.”

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