19/09/2016 15:25 BST

Dame Joan Collins Throws Effortless Shade At Linda Gray Over 'Hollyoaks' Role

'I’m not doing it. You know who is? Linda Gray.'

Dame Joan Collins has proved that shade-throwing is not just a young person’s game, after recent comments about her former rival, Linda Gray.

The two have a long-standing public feud, which stemmed from the days when ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Dallas’ - in which Dame Joan and Linda both played the iconic roles of Alexis Carrington and Sue Ellen Ewing respectively - were pitted against each other, and decades later, she’s now stuck the boot in once again.

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Dame Joan Collins

Speaking to The Sun about her own hectic schedule, she casually dropped into the conversation: I was just asked to be in ‘Hollyoaks’ but I’m not doing it. You know who is doing it? Linda Gray. Between the movie and the new show I wouldn’t have the time for anything else.”

Linda recently expressed her excitement at joining the cast of ‘Hollyoaks’ for a week’s worth of shows later this year, where she’ll be playing Marnie Nightingale’s mum, Tabitha Maxwell-Brown, who has been billed as a “widow and lady who lunches”.

She said: “‘Hollyoaks’ viewers are going to love it when Tabby whips up a storm just like Sue Ellen did.”

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Linda Gray

Dame Joan, who celebrated her 83rd birthday earlier this year, recently spoke about bowing out of showbusiness, insisting it was not something she envisaged herself doing.

She claimed: “I’m going to go on as long as I can. Besides 70 is the new 50 and up and up.

“I said to the Queen... well I didn’t actually, I said it to Jerry Lewis. But 90 is the new 70.”

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