SURANNE Jones and the cast of her new TV drama will be nervously awaiting the verdicts of viewers and critics tonight.
Strictly Confidential pushes the boundaries with a six-part tale of sex and death.
Former Coronation Street star Suranne spoke about her latest project at a press launch in London last month.
She sat alongside co-stars Cristian Solimeno, who plays her husband Richard, and Tristan Gemmill, who takes the role of his brother Greg, plus writer Kay Mellor.
Oldham-born actress Suranne takes the lead as psycho-sexual therapist Linda Nelson and mostly took the part in her stride.
But she confessed to being stopped in her tracks during filming of one scene, when she caught sight of an unexpected moment of nudity.
“It put me off my line,” she laughed.
Actress Stacey Roca has a central role in tonight’s opening ITV1 episode as sex addict Claudie Stephenson.
She also appears throughout the series in flashback scenes.
Was Stacey worried about filming? “I really enjoyed it,” she told us. “It was definitely a learning curve.”
Ex-Corrie star Eva Pope plays Det Sgt Angie Morton, who also happens to be Linda’s former lover.
“There’s a flashback to our relationship in the past and a joke about us both being quite well endowed – involving bouncy castles,” smiled Eva.
“You can’t take it too seriously. It’s so funny, apart from everything else.”
Another former Street actress – Nikki Sanderson – guest stars tonight as Tiffany in her first nude TV scene. Her mum is played by one-time Weatherfield favourite Tracy Brabin.
Still known to millions as hairdresser Candice Stowe, Nikki told GMTV this morning that her brother was against her taking the role.
“He was just like, ‘You’re not doing it.’ It took him a few days to come round to the idea – but he’s great with it now.”
Strictly Confidential begins on ITV1 at 9pm tonight.
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