Former Emmerdale, and current Coronation Street, star Hayley Tamaddon has revealed that she was so nervous about joining the soap she felt sick on her first day.

The actress, who plays Andrea on the soap told Inside Soap about her first day going to work in Weatherfield, "I had to call my mum on the first day as I was too scared to drive to the studio.

"I felt sick, because it was the biggest deal ever. But once I got there I was fine. Everyone was lovely!"

Despite having worked on another successful soap, Tamaddon was more nervous joining Corrie than she was starting out in Emmerdale.

"I was petrified because it was all so quick. I had five auditions for Delilah [in Emmerdale], but with Andrea there was just one, then a screen test with Simon Gregson (who plays Steve) and Craig Charles (who plays Lloyd Mullaney) – and then I was offered the job."