God must have wanted a hotpot.
Had forgotten, until today, that I took this short video (below) at the Coronation Street 50th anniversary launch in September 2010.
Betty Driver, then aged 90, could have been forgiven for not joining the rest of the Weatherfield cast on the cobbles that day.
SHE may be 90, but there’s still a twinkle in Betty Driver’s eye.
Corrie’s hotpot queen has been in showbusiness for 80 years and was a leading lady of stage, film and TV long before Weatherfield came calling.
Betty is the subject of tomorrow’s (Sunday) Desert Island Discs at 11:15am on BBC Radio 4, expertly presented by Kirsty Young.
I’ve already listened to the programme and written a story to go online after the embargo expires at midnight tonight.