29/05/2013 06:34 BST

Joan Collins Joins 'Benidorm' Series Six As Businesswoman Crystal

Joan Collins is to make her small screen return by joining the perma-tanned cast of 'Benidorm'.

The 80-year-old star will play Crystal in series six of the hit ITV show set in the Spanish holiday resort.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Collins wrote:

In 'Dynasty' Collins played Alexis, who had a bitter rivalry with Krystle, played by Linda Evans.

Her new character is described as a businesswoman who is a thorn in the side of Sherrie Hewson as hotel boss Joyce Temple-Savage.

Insiders at ITV told The Mirror Collins has been a huge fan of 'Benidorm' but filming dates had never worked for her to be a guest star.

The news comes a week after the national treasure hit the headlines for blaming the rock stars of the 1960s and '70s for the ruin of society.

She said: “It was just accepted that you had to be rude and not really care about anybody except yourself.

“I think a lot of it had to do with the Beatles’ and Stones’ rock star lifestyle.”

The former 'Dynasty' star also insisted that today's parents are not strict enough with their offspring. (Read more here... )

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