Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley posts raw snap of her in tears as she admits being in a ‘dark’ place in lockdown – The Sun

CORONATION Street's Catherine Tyldesley has posted a raw snap of her in tears and admitted she has been in a "dark" place in lockdown.

The 36-year-old was left devastated when her mum was rushed into intensive care as she battled coronavirus.

Thankfully, she has now left hospital and is continuing her recovery at home, but Catherine has since opened up about how the scare impacted her.

She wrote on Instagram: "Lockdown has brought up many emotions for many people.

"Some days have been incredibly hard. Dark. Unworkable. When my mum was in ICU I could barely function.

"It seemed all I could do was cry. I couldn’t parent. My inner child simply craved my mums touch…

"Thus I felt shame/mum guilt for not being able to ‘mother’ my own son. I’m lucky- I have a brilliant hands- on husband who has been the greatest support to us.

"Some people don’t have anyone. I can’t bare to imagine that.

"Teamed with a huge change in my hormonal balance – last month was nothing short of horrendous.

"It’s massively important to me that we all #TALK . We must help each other."

The actress went on to reveal she's joining a mental health online panel today to help others.

She has also launched a pub quiz in a bid to raise £500,000 for the NHS.

Catherine said she witnessed "heartbreak and miracles" while her mum was in hospital and described the medical staff as "angels".

"My mum has spent a week of her life with the greatest of heroes," she added.

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Ancient streets in Rome revealed thanks to massive sinkhole

A gaping sinkhole opened up in Rome and unveiled ancient paving stones dating back to the time of Caesar, reports said.

The massive hole unexpectedly gave in last weekend close to the steps of the Roman Temple and has created a new archeological wonder in the Eternal City, The Sun reported.

The stones appear to have been used to create streets around the Pantheon in 27 BC, about 20 years after Julius Caesar was assassinated, the outlet reported. They were later paved over during a series of construction projects in the first century AD.

The stones have been miraculously well preserved, largely because they were surrounded by pozzolan, a type of dirt that has high amounts of silicon dioxide, which absorbs excess moisture and prevents rot, the outlet said.

The street stones were made from travertine — a building material common in ancient Rome that was also used to make the Colosseum, the outlet said.

Back then, the material was easily sourced from quarries outside of the city, the outlet said.

Sinkholes are common in Rome, mostly in the eastern part of the city, because materials were “quarried in ancient times,” Geologist Stefania Nisio told the outlet Adnkronos.

In 2019, there were 100 sinkholes and 175 in 2018.

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Coronation Street’s Sam Aston and wife Briony expecting first child a year after they married – The Sun

CORONATION Street star Sam Aston and his wife Briony are expecting their first child together, the couple revealed today.

The 26-year-old actor, who plays dad-of-five Chesney Brown in the soap, told OK!: "I'm so happy!"

Sam and Briony, 25, got married last year, celebrating with a yoga-themed first dance, two years after announcing their engagement.

They exchanged their vows in front of friends and family members at Stock Farm in Cheshire.

Earlier this month, the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary together while living in lockdown at their incredible countryside cottage.

Sam recently explained that he and Briony "liked the idea of a big family" but said that "neither of them felt ready" for children yet.

He told OK!: 'We want to enjoy being married for a while first and do some more travelling.'

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Coronation Street’s Jack P. Shepherd shows off his lipsyncing skills in throwback music video – The Sun

JACK P. Shepherd showed off his lip-syncing skills in a throwback music video on Tuesday.

The Coronation Street star gave his best air-guitar demonstration to Meatloaf's hit Bat Outta Hell on the set of the ITV soap in the clip.

The video was actually filmed in 2015 alongside Les Dennis as part of a "mime off", which Jack brought back to fans's attentions on Instagram.

It showed the actor miming perfectly to the rock hit and dancing around the Corrie set as an amused Les watched from the sidelines.

The 32-year-old started his gig facing away from the camera, before whipping round and lip-syncing while staring dramatically down the lens.

Jack ended his performance with a flourish, by jumping onto the coffee table in the middle of the living room set.

The dad-of-three knocked over a bunch of things in the process and the clip ended with everyone off-camera erupting with laughter.

Jack captioned the entertaining clip: "Air Piano 🎹 Air Guitar 🎸 Air Singing 🎤"

His Corrie pals were quick to express their admiration in the comments, with Hayley Soraya and Katie McGlynn leaving laughing face emojis and love hearts.

It's not the first time Jack has shown off his musical talents in recent weeks.

Last month he recreated Hugh Grant's famous dance in Love Actually, in support of hard-working NHS staff


The David Platt actor put on a suit and grooved around his house to Jump (For My Love) by The Pointer Sisters.

And last week, Jack was at it again – this time revisiting Tom Cruise's iconic scene from Risky Business.

He slid around his Manchester home wearing only a shirt, socks and the eye-catching underwear to Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger – just like in the film.

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