Sally Dynevor wants her performances on Dancing On Ice to inspire women in their fifties to try new things that make them happy.
The 58-year-old Coronation Street stalwart told the Mirror she has been enjoying her tenure on the ice skating competition alongside professional partner Matt Evers.
Dynevor said she has benefited from the enhanced confidence provided by performing to live audiences and receiving positive comments from the judges.
“I think when you get to a certain age you start to lose confidence in yourself. It’s very different being in your 20s to being in your 50s," said Dynevor.
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She added: “You’ve got to find things that make you happy again. I want to inspire women of my age who are going through the menopause, or perhaps been through it, which is tough.
“You hear so many negative stories about going through the menopause and coming out the other end, I just want to make it into a positive experience."
Dynevor said women in their 50s should "get excited about a new adventure" and try things outside of their comfort zone, and stressed she's not out to win Dancing On Ice.
"I’m never going to be the best, I’m just going to try my best," she said. "That’s the reason I’m doing it. I’m certainly not very competitive. I never have been so I’m just doing it for fun."
Dynevor found herself in the bottom two of last week's Dancing On Ice, competing alongside Bez of the Happy Mondays and his partner Angela Egan.
All four of the show's usual judges — as well as special guest Arlene Phillips — opted to save her and send Bez home.
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Dynevor and Evers will return to the ice this weekend for the props challenge, with the Corrie star tasked with incorporating a salon chair into her performance.
Other contestants are set to use props including mops, umbrellas and a wooden desk.
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