Despite four marriages, a teenage pregnancy, and claims of bisexual relationships, former Corrie legend Julie Goodyear has told Piers Morgan she is 'no good' at sex.
The 71-year-old star said during her Real Lives interview that she struggles with intimacy so much that she was only ever given one bed scene playing the legendary barmaid - because she would collapse into fits of nervous laughter.
The actress also commented that current husband Scott Brand, a former builder, was 'the best of a bad bunch' when discussing her previous marriages.
Asked about her sexuality, the chat show host said:
'You've had relationships with men and women.'
Miss Goodyear replied:
'A relationship can be a friendship. A soul mate, whatever. You don't have to have sex all the time.
'There are many gay people, who work in the industry we work in. Have you no gay friends? What's it like having sex with them?'
When Morgan responded that he didn't, Miss Goodyear continued:
'Neither do I. Let me tell you, there was a time when I thought it might be worth a try. No good at it. Because I can't stop laughing.'
When Morgan fired back:
'Are we talking men or women?' she responded:
'Anybody. Which is why they only ever gave me one bed scene in Coronation Street. Because it makes me laugh.'
The actress wed first husband Ray Sutcliffe in 1960. They had a son when she was 17, but the marriage ended three years later when Ray walked out.
In 1973 she married secretary Tony Rudman, but the couple had been married for only a few hours when he ran off with the best man.
The heartbreak left her so distraught she spent a month in a mental health clinic.
She was then married to airline executive Richard Skrob between 1985 and 1987 before tying the knot with Brand in 2007, having met in 1996 when he delivered plaster to a house she was renovating.
Revealing that Mr Brand proposed to her every day for 11 years before she accepted him, she said:
'I might renew his contract. He's been the best of a bad bunch, he really has.'
Asked if she was happily married, she responded: 'Very.'
Julie first joined Corrie in 1966, but left to join a theatre company. She returned in 1970, becoming one of the most popular characters to ever grace the cobbles - and indeed the bar of the Rovers.
She left the Street in 1995, when some 22 million viewers tuned in to watch her tottering off the cobbles. A brief -17 day - return in 2002 left her struggling to cope with the 'gruelling' schedule of Corrie, and the actress declared she would never return to the Street again.