Former Coronation star Catherine Tyldesley has hit back at the soap, slamming her ex job for its ‘gruelling work schedule’.

The 35-year-old actress starred in the award winning ITV soap for seven years before quitting her role as barmaid Eva Price in 2018.

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Catherine has now hit back at the show’s gruelling schedule, which she said robbed her of time “she will never get back”.

Detailing that the 12-hour shifts that took a toll on her personal life, she hinted that the tiresome filming timetable meant she struggled to find the hours to enjoy family life with her four-year-old son Alfie and hubby Tom Pitford.

The telly star revealed, “It was 7am to 7pm every day at Corrie.

“Those are moments in your life you never get back. I love spending more time with my little boy now.”

Catherine even confessed that since leaving the soap, she hasn’t found time to watch any of the drama on the cobbles.

According to The Daily Star she continued, “I’ve not managed to watch it. I’m too busy.”

Despite the claims Catherine wouldn’t rejoin the soap, the actress took to Twitter to dispel any rumours she would turn down another role on Corrie.

She Tweeted, “I’ve always spoken of Corrie fondly and said I’d love to go back?!?! I had the happiest of times there and have NEVER said a bad word against it.”

The show has been going through a cast crisis recently, with seven stars quitting in the past three months and more reportedly rethinking their future on the soap.

It has been confirmed that talent such as Faye Brookes (Kate Connor), Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor), Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) and Tristan Gemmill (Robert Preston) are all set to leave the street for good.

A source told The Daily Star that “the cast have had enough,’ with the insider adding, “The younger ones work their butts off to promote the show but are badly paid.

The big names on the programme are reportedly said to be earning up to a whopping £250,000, with new comers raking in less than £10,000.