Helen was also asked whether she herself had been one of Roache's many conquests: "No!" came the instant reply, amid much laughter from the Street veteran.

She also told David about the wonderful "jogging in the country" scene that she filmed with her on-screen mum Audrey Roberts. "The day we filmed that walk started out all right - we managed the first scene in one take, which was just as well as there was a poor cameraman walking backwards with a huge camera. But then, of course, it turned to rain and we got very damp."

And she also said that she hopes Gail doesn't have a happy ending because: "I'm not too worried about Gail ever finding happiness because being happy doesn't make for good stories."