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Quin-Ankrah: 'I couldn't be a lapdancer'

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Holly Quin-Ankrah as Cheryl
Coronation Street star Holly Quin-Ankrah has revealed that she couldn't be a lapdancer in real life.

The actress, who plays ex-lapdancer Cheryl Gray in the ITV1 soap, admitted that she would struggle to follow the same profession as her character.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, she said: "I helped choose the outfit I wore, a leopardskin bikini top and matching little skirt with stockings and big boots.

"The outfit looked really cool, but you just can't help but feel self-conscious. I know girls who do it and I would never judge them, but I couldn't do it myself. I would love to give pole dancing lessons a try though, because it really tones you up."

Quin-Ankrah, 22, added: "Cheryl was originally 30 but is now 29. My agent told me not to say how old I was. I wore tweed flares and a highnecked top so I looked older! It seems strange having a 10-year-old son on screen."

Speaking of her first on-screen kiss with Craig Charles, she said: "It was really scary. We were rubbish - we just didn't go for it enough!"

She also confessed that she now realises why women in abusive relationships don't immediately leave their partner, saying: "This has made me realise it's not as simple at that. It's very hard to fall out of love. It's a very difficult situation for a woman and one I hope to never be in." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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