The soap actress is currently on a break from the ITV show, and has been open in telling fans that this is due to depression.
Filming schedules mean that viewers only just saw Bev’s character Liz depart Weatherfield, after being falsely blamed for the death of Tony Stewart.
Now though, Bev is ready to return to work, and tweeted to reassure fans that she’ll be back soon:
Since announcing her break, Bev has been honest and open about her mental health struggles on a number of occasions.
Speaking on ‘This Morning’, Bev explained that her mental health worsened when one of the drugs she takes regularly was made unavailable.
She told Rylan Clark and Ruth Langsford: “The problem is, once you go right down into that black hole, it’s very hard to get yourself out of it, and I knew I was going there. I lost confidence totally, and to be honest, to play [my character] Liz you’ve got to be very brave to put those clothes on I have to tell you!
“I put on this PVC skirt and thought ‘oh goodness me’. That day I just felt idiotic and that I’m not up to doing this anymore, and my confidence had just totally gone. I looked around the set and there were all these beautiful females and I just thought, ‘I can’t do it,’ and I sat on the Rovers stairs for a little while whilst they were moving cameras and I was just crying silently.
“One of the make-up girls, who are our great friends, they saved my life. They know me so well and they just said, ‘you need to go home.’”
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