Paula Wilcox still gets 'flattering' comments from taxi drivers

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Paula Wilcox still receives flattering comments credit:Bang Showbiz
Paula Wilcox still receives flattering comments credit:Bang Showbiz

Paula Wilcox still gets "very flattering" comments from taxi drivers about her appearance in 'Man About the House'.

The 72-year-old actress starred on the ITV sitcom more than 40 years ago, and she still gets compliments about her on-screen appearance during her younger years.

Paula - who has played the part of Elaine Jones on 'Coronation Street' since 2020 - said: "I definitely still get recognised from 'Man About the House'.

"I get taxi drivers saying they used to be in love with me, and I say, 'What do you mean, used to be?'"

The actress starred on 'Man About the House' between 1973 and 1976.

Paula loves that she's still recognised for her part on the show.

She told Woman's Weekly magazine: "It's very flattering after all this time. It was a lovely programme and it's nice to be recognised for something that was dear to people's hearts."

The popular sitcom featured a man sharing a London flat with two single women.

The show ran for six seasons and was considered to be daring at the time.

Paula said: "It's difficult to believe it nowadays, but it was quite cheeky for its time. Two young girls sharing a flat with a man was quite titillating and both the girls could be flirty.

"There was something for everybody and lots of generations watched it."

Paula first appeared on the cobbles in 1969, as Ray Langton's sister Janice.

And after she made her 'Coronation Street' return in 2020, the actress observed that while a lot has changed, much of the soap is still familiar.

She said: "It's so different and yet so much the same. There are lots of really good actors, but we're at MediaCityUK now in this brand-new studio."

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