Vicky Entwistle to write memoir

Vicky Entwistle to write memoir credit:Bang Showbiz
Vicky Entwistle to write memoir credit:Bang Showbiz

Vicky Entwistle is planning to write a tell-all book about her time on 'Coronation Street'.

The 53-year-old star is best known for playing Janice Battersby for 14 years from 1997 to 2011, and she has asked her former cobbles co-stars Denise Welch (Natalie Barnes) and Gaynor Faye (Judy Mallett) to suggest moments she may have missed.

She tweeted: "Thinking of writing my memoirs. @RealDeniseWelch @MsGfaye Any moments I’ve missed will be much appreciated! Vic x (sic)"

However, Vicky admitted a book is very much on the back burner at the moment because she can barely write her own name due to the menopause.

She tweeted: "I’m so Menopausal at the moment I can’t even write my own name never mind a book!! (sic)"

In February 2021, Vicky admitted she felt "wore down" playing Janice.

She said: "'Corrie' was only the third job I’d done and you go from being yourself to this loud, obnoxious woman that’s showing up in half the country’s living rooms.

"I wasn’t prepared for the attention. It was like being dropped in the sea when you can’t really swim. By the time I left, I was desperate to find some peace. It was a brilliant job in so many ways but by the end, it was hard to know where Janice ended and I began. She was so feisty, it became physically exhausting to play her – hours on end shouting and screaming at people. I’d think at the end of filming, ‘How the hell am I going to drive home after all that?’ I’d have to go somewhere and calm myself down."

Vicky also confessed she almost felt like she was "becoming Janice".

She added: "Those rows, all that drama … I was going through it physically in this full-on, relentless schedule. It almost felt like I was becoming Janice. People presumed I was like her in real-life and I even started to worry myself. I’d think, ‘Am I this gobby? Am I this rude?’ In the end, it wore me down. I was exhausted.

"I know it wasn’t exactly life down the pits, but I was getting more and more anxious and I had to get my life back. In the end, I just knew I couldn’t do it anymore."