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Catherine Tyldesley: 8 Rare Facts About The Corrie Actress!

Catherine Tyldesley

Earlier this October, English actress Catherine Tyldesley announced that she is pregnant with her second child, or her first daughter with husband Tom. The 38-year-old actress said she was “absolutely delighted” to be pregnant with a baby girl – a sister to her six-year-old son, Alfie. 

As her fame has continued to grow thanks to her roles as Iris Moss in the BBC drama Lilies, and Eva Price on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, people know very little about her personal life other than her career! Want more details about her life? Keep reading! 

Catherine Tyldesley: 8 Personal Details About The British Actress 

1. She and her husband Tom already share their son Alfie:

Although Catherine is pregnant with her second child, her husband suddenly felt very weird about having their second child.  Talk to Hello! magazine, Catherine continued, “We feel so lucky. When we found out, I burst into tears …but Tom was in shambles when we found out we were going to have a baby girl. He suddenly became very limp. I’m sure she’ll have it wrapped around her pinky finger.

2. Catherine Tyldesley first thought her pregnancy was fooling her:

The star then admitted that she was “convinced” that her body was mimicking a pregnancy when she began to experience symptoms as she struggled with a hormonal balance that has caused similar effects in the past.

The English actress told Hello! Magazine that she did many tests that she was convinced that she was not actually pregnant, but in fact her body was just mimicking a pregnancy. So this time, even when my stomach was a little bloated, I was like, ‘Oh, more hormonal imbalances.’

Catherine even thought she might actually be in the onset of menopause as she struggled with night sweats saying she was incredibly hot at night and unable to control her temperature. 

The former Coronation Street actress explained, “I had terrible insomnia, which is always with me. I started to panic, thinking I might be in perimenopause. I know I would have been a little young, but it happens.

She also struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of pregnancy disease, which is fortunately under control with the help of medication.

3. Best known for:

The British actress is best known for having played Abi Peterson in Emmerdale and later for playing Eva Price on Coronation Street.

4. Education:

She has been acting since 2006 but prior to that she studied at the Birmingham School of Acting (formerly Birmingham School of Speech & Drama).

5. Dating history:

In 2012, she began dating her professional coach, Sam Witter;  however, the relationship ended in 2013. Catherine and Sam have a company called “Dream Partners Limited”.

Since 2014 she has been dating fitness instructor Tom Pitford, whom she became engaged to on August 30 of the same year and had a son, Alfie James Pitford (18 March 2015). On 21 May 2016, the couple married in Colshaw Hall in Cheshire.  In October 2021 it was announced she was expecting her second child, a girl.

6. Acting career:

In 2007 she joined the cast of the series Lilies, where she played Iris Moss until the end of the series that same year. In 2008 she appeared in an episode of the series Doctors.

In 2010 she played Jody Stevens on the series Holby City; She had previously appeared on the series in 2006 when she played Mackenzie Jones during the episode “Mother Love.” On August 11 of that same year, she appeared as a recurring character on the hit British series Emmerdale Farm, where she played prison officer Abigail “Abi” Peterson until October 14 of the same year. In 2011 she appeared as a guest on series such as Shameless, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Trollied, Comedy Showcase, and The Royal. Later that year, she joined the cast of the hit British series Coronation Street., where she continued to play Eva Price.

7. She couldn’t go back to filming on Corrie as she had to be in  Viewpoint:

Catherine recently revealed that her return to Corrie was marred due to filming engagements with the ITV drama Viewpoint.

Her character Eva was supposed to return to support her sister Leanne during her son Oliver’s illness.

She said at the time: “It was so unfortunate that I had already signed up to do Viewpoint and the dates, we just couldn’t make it work. The actress felt like she was letting people down especially after they had presented this story to her and she was very happy but was sad she couldn’t make it work as she said: “Because really – I’m not one of those actresses who’ll say “no, I’m done with Corrie, I’m not going back.”

8. When she got engaged to Tom, she was already pregnant:

The likeable actress Catherine Tyldesley, who has starred in the Coronation Street series since 2011, probably never envisioned starting her 30s so beautifully. 

Indeed, the 30-year-old star announced she and her then-partner Tom Pitfield were expecting their first child in August 2014 and then by the end of the month, she announced via Twitter that she was engaged to Pitfield. 

During an exclusive for Hello magazine (in its edition of September 1, 2014) that Catherine Tyldesley revealed her pregnancy, posing with her companion for a shoot revealing her baby bump, and said she could not believe it. 

“If you had told me that before my next birthday, I would meet someone as incredible as Tom, the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, and that we are preparing to have a child, I wouldn’t have believed you …. it’s crazy, “she told the magazine. 

And to add: “It’s as if everything was going at 100 miles an hour but it’s not that scary. I cannot describe how I feel.” 

Catherine Tyldesley would go on to announce on her Twitter account that she was engaged to her sweetheart and should therefore soon be married to Tom Pitfield, a sports coach by profession, at the Hale Country Club in Cheshire. 

“I was alone and not really looking for a romantic relationship and Tom used to coach indoor bike lessons. People say when you meet THE right one you know it. I never believed it. I was like, ‘No, you have to get to know someone.’ But after three months with Tom, I knew he was absolutely THE right one. And that’s the most incredible feeling ever, “said the actress. 

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