I'll Take Romance
Artist: Betty Driver Composer: Hammerstein/Oakland
Coronation Street actor
Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran Coronation Street actress Betty Driver.
For more than forty years she's been pulling pints and dishing up her hot-pot in the Rovers Return. But her career in showbusiness started decades before she took up residence on Britain's most famous street.
She was a child when her mother put her on the stage and she toured the country with an act that showcased her stunning singing voice - it brought success but not happiness. "I did it for over twenty years," she says, "and hated every day of it." Although she has been working now for an incredible 80 years, she says: "I just love work and I will never retire. They'll have to shoot me to get rid of me!"
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