Benidorm's Sherrie Hewson admits she had a facelift in a bid to save her marriage

Benidorm star Sherrie Hewson has admitted to having a facelift in an attempt to save her marriage.

The former Coronation Street actress talked about her decision to undergo the surgical procedure on Thursday's edition of Loose Women.

She told fellow panellists Andrea McLean, Britt Ekland and Jane Moore that insecurity stemming from her profession as an actress also played a part.

Sherrie Hewson in 2013 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Sherrie Hewson in 2013 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Sherrie said: "It's just fantastic to see that tight skin on a young person. But from there on in my body dysmorphia, if you like, came about because of things that happened in my life and it was because I was an actress."

She added: "When I got to 50, I wasn't in a very good place anyway and I was in a marriage and I always said, 'I had a lift for me'.

"I always used to say that, but I didn't really because I was in a marriage that I was trying to save and I think I had it for that. And that's exactly the wrong reason to do anything to yourself - for somebody else - and particularly for a man."

Sherrie Hewson in Celebrity Big Brother (Ian West/PA)
Sherrie Hewson in Celebrity Big Brother (Ian West/PA)

In her 2011 autobiography entitled Behind The Laughter, mum-of-one Sherrie opened up about her painful personal life. She detailed her relationship with Ken Boyd - the father of her daughter whom she wed in 1983 - who admitted to having an affair.

Sherrie announced the divorce on an episode of Loose Women in 2011.

Fondly remembered for her portrayal of Maureen Webster in Coronation Street, she became a regular Loose Women panellist in 2003.

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