There was a lot to love about the ’80s; MJ was in his prime, everyone was dressed to the nines and The Breakfast Club had just landed on the big screen.
But while the movie choices were epic and cinema entry fees were cheap as chips (literally!), we still had to rely on the bulky television set in the middle of the living room and a multitude of soap operas to keep us amused on the daily…
Things have changed a lot since then, and even our beloved soap stars a look completely different. Join us as we uncover what they’re up to now…
1. Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald in Coronation Street) – THEN
Steve McDonald’s mother Liz made her debut appearance at the same time as her son however, actress Beverley Callard opted to leave the show nine years later in the hopes of taking her career in a different direction. Fortunately for fans of Liz, the fiercely protective mother figure has returned as a regular character.
Beverley’s life extends outside of Corrie, and in 2010 the actress was welcomed as a recurring panellist on ITV’s Loose Women. She has also performed on stage in a variety of pantomimes with her most recent being The Rise and Fall of Little Voice where she played Mari Hoff!
Much like her on screen son, Beverley Callard hasn’t had much luck with love which has resulted in three divorces! These days she lives with her fourth hubby in Salford.
Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald in Coronation Street) – NOW