Catherine Tyldesley is best known for appearing in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (2011-2018), as well as her guest appearances on various entertainment programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing (2019), where she finished 11th.
As well as her acting jobs, Catherine is a big advocate for healthy cooking and positive physical and mental wellbeing, often providing healthy recipes and cooking segments to her 1,000,000+ social media followers. She is also a keen singer, releasing her debut album Rise in 2016.
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As well as Coronation Street, Catherine Tyldesley has acted in TV Programmes such as Holby City (2006; 2010), Doctors (2008), Emmerdale (2010), Shameless (2011), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2011), Trollied (2011-2012), and McDonald and Dodds (2022).
Catherine is best known for her soap opera work, but she can frequently be seen as a guest on panel, reality, news, and entertainment shows, including Loose Women (2011; 2018), I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2011), Lorraine (2012), All Star Family Fortunes (2013), Celebrity Chase (2013; 2021), Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (2018), Strictly Come Dancing (2019), Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (2019), The Weakest Link (2021), Cooking With the Stars (2021), and Moneybags (2022). In 2021, she appeared on ITV’s All-Star Musicals, winning the competition with her rendition of Memory from the musical Cats.
Her down-to-earth nature and friendly presenting style have led her to host a number of programmes, including ITV’s Tonight programme, the documentary 100 Greatest Walks, and frequent cooking segments on Lorraine. In 2020, she was featured in the launch of the Events That Made Me podcast, hosted by event planner Liz Taylor, where she talked about her passion for being an actress, her time on Strictly, and what impacts her confidence.
Her television appearances have seen her nominated for many awards, including The British Soap Awards ‘sexiest female’ three times, The Inside Soap Awards ‘best actress’ twice, and the Digital Spy Reader Award for ‘best soap actor (female)’.
Catherine is a well-known figure in popular culture and has partnered up with some of the top UK brands, including Fairy, House of Fraser, Littlewoods, Symprove, and Very. In 2020, Catherine partnered with Co-Op for their ‘Neighbour of the Year’ awards, focussing on loneliness and how the COVID pandemic led to increased neighbourly relationships.
Since becoming a mother, Catherine’s focus has shifted to maintaining her physical wellbeing, particularly regarding digestive issues, insomnia, and exercise during pregnancy. Her love for cooking has led to her penning the brand ‘Auntie Cath Cooks’, which has over 29,000 Instagram followers alone. She spoke to Brood magazine about how she studied nutrition whilst on maternity leave with her first child and gained a stronger passion for delicious, cheap, but nutritious food.
– TV Presenting
– Healthy Living
– Pregnancy and Parenting