Sally Dynevor has revealed she hopes competing on Dancing On Ice will prove that women can still be ‘sexy’ after menopause.
Admitting her new found love of slipping into “sparkly little things” and “fishnet tights”, the 58-year-old actress said she was even thinking, “Oh my God, who is that?” looking at himself in the mirror.
The self-proclaimed ‘little diva’ then hilariously confessed how she planned to ask Coronation Street bosses if her character Sally Metcalfe could be given a racy makeover.
Gasp: Sally Dynevor revealed her love of wearing ‘low sparkle’ outfits on Dancing On Ice which she hopes will inspire ‘older women’ to be ‘sexy’ (pictured February 2022)
She said The mirror: ‘I think when you get to a certain age you start to lose confidence in yourself. It’s very different to be in your twenties or in your fifties.
“You have to find things that make you happy again. I want to inspire women my age who are going through menopause, or who may have been through it, which is difficult.
“You hear so many negative stories about going through menopause and coming out the other side, I just want to make it a positive experience.”
The much-loved star, who has appeared on the ITV soap opera since 1986, skated on The Sound of Music as part of music week with partner Matt Evers last week.
Have a blast! She said: ‘I think when you get to a certain age you start to lose confidence in yourself’ (pictured with Matt Evers in February 2022)
However, the duo’s performance did not sit well with the judges, who scored the pair 31.5 points out of a possible 50.
The judges challenged the competitors to perform at least two unassisted jumps on the ice.
The mum-of-three failed the challenge as she didn’t complete the solo jumps and instead clung to Matt.
Sally found herself on the Sunday show’s dreaded skate-off alongside Happy Monday star Bez, 57.
Legs for days: “You have to find things that make you happy again. I want to inspire women my age who are going through menopause, or who may have been through it, which is hard’ (pictured January 2022)
The judges voted unanimously to save Sally, thus sending Bez – who was associated with Angela Egan – home after the show.
Guest judge Dame Arlene Phillips, 78, said: “I choose to save Sally because she is the most beautiful actress and has proven herself with her skating this week.”
Media personality Bez has brought viewers entertainment each week but told The Sun he was “relieved” to be absent from the show.
Sally suffered a bad fall during her grueling rehearsals on Friday as they prepared for the show on Sunday.
Beaming: ‘You hear so many negative stories about going through menopause and coming out the other side, I just want to make it a positive experience’ (pictured February 2022)
Matt posted a photo of their fall on his Insta Stories, while Sally reposted the image and wrote, “Please God I hope this doesn’t happen on Sunday.”
Sally looked in pain as she lay on the ice after the fall before Matt comforted her and took a break.
The hit show recently came under fire from critics after viewers accused the judges of showing favoritism towards certain contestants.
Many fans felt that Bez shouldn’t have gone this far in the competition and two stars of the show are still getting backlash.
Regan Gascoigne, 26, whose father is former footballer Paul Gascoigne, has been dancing professionally for years. Fans are convinced this gave him an unfair advantage.
Former Strictly pro Brendan, 45, scored the series top 10 over the weekend with acting partner Brendyn Hatfield.
But fans feel that with their dance background, it makes things much easier for them, which is why their scores were high from week one.
Dancing on Ice continues this Sunday at 6.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
Hilarious: The self-proclaimed ‘little diva’ went on to confess that she hopes Coronation Street bosses give her character Sally Metcalfe a racy makeover (pictured in character)