Helen Lederer calls for Coronation Street love scene

Helen Lederer in Coronation Street with William Roache credit:Bang Showbiz
Helen Lederer in Coronation Street with William Roache credit:Bang Showbiz

Helen Lederer hopes she gets some bedroom scenes on 'Coronation Street'.

The 69-year-old actress has joined the soap in a guest role as Elspeth, the latest love interest for lothario Ken Barlow - who is played by 91-year-old actor Bill Roache - and she thinks it is important for the show to depict "older love" on screen.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We do need to see the upstairs. It is about time there was some older love on Corrie.”

Ken meets Elspeth at a singles cocktail night and things soon turn romantic, and while Helen explained her character is "bold" about what she wants, she reassured fans she won't be taking things too far.

She said: “I am a woman who is bold and who has needs and I am just going to go for them. I am not going to kill him off in the bedroom. I just want a nice snuggle.”

The former 'Hollyoaks' actress admitted she always knew she would "drop everything" if a role in 'Corrie' came along, whatever the part.

She said: "'Coronation Street', of all the soaps, is the most substantial and ironic with such humour, it’s really a class act. So when you get the call for 'Coronation Street', you drop everything.

“To be offered a part playing a role opposite William Roache is even more exciting.”

"I had met him once before and I thought what a lovely man he was.”

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress recently revealed she was once paid £70,000 for less than two days work on a commercial.

She told The Daily Telegraph newspaper: "By the 80s, I was working a lot on TV and then I landed two adverts: one for Advocaat, the other for Finish dishwasher tablets - and they paid ridiculously well. I was paid £70,000 for a day- and-a-half’s work and that was 20 years ago – one day to say the lines, half-a-day to show my hand inserting the tablet. "