SHE entertained Coronation Street fans for two decades and now she's doing the same for Celebrity Big Brother fans.
But what else do we know about Amanda Barrie? Here's the story of her life and her career…
Rex Features Actress Amanda Barrie is well known for her long stint on Corrie
Who is Amanda Barrie?
Amanda Barrie is an English actress who had starred both on the stage and TV, most famously being in Corrie for two decades.
She was born in 1935 in Lancashire and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
During the 1960s and 1970s, the actress launched her career in a number of TV, film and stage roles.
Her net worth is unknown.
Amanda has entered the Celebrity Big Brother House in January 2018 and at 82, she is one of the oldest housemates to have ever appeared on the show.
Rex Features An image of Amanda in her role of Cleopatra in the film Carry On Cleo
When was Amanda Barrie in Real Marigold Hotel?
Amanda recently starred on the second series of The Real Marigold Hotel TV series.
The show, which is inspired by the hit movie, saw Amanda and other celebrities travel across India to see if they would be able to hack retiring overseas.
The second series featured TV host Bill Oddie, Paul Nicholas from ‘80s sitcom Just Good Friends, singer Sheila Ferguson, entertainer Lionel Blair, snooker player Dennis Taylor and TV personality Rustie Lee.
BBC/Twofour/Papaya 2016 Amanda travelled across India to see if she would be able to hack retiring overseas
When was Amanda Barrie in Coronation Street?
Amanda made her mark on the famous British soap in the mid-1980s, before being offered a contracted part in 1988.
She played the character of Alma Sedgewick, also known as Alma Balwin and Alma Halliwell.
Her role was featured in many key storylines, including her complicated marriage to character Mike Baldwin and a supermarket siege.
She decided to leave the show in 2001 and her character was written off in a cervical cancer death storyline.
Granada Television Amanda joined British soap Corrie in the mid-1980s, before being offered a contracted part in 1988
What TV shows has Amanda Barrie been in?
Corrie isn’t the only show long-time show she has worked on.
She starred as inmate Bev Tull from the fifth to last series of ITV prison series Bad Girls.
She has been in a number of pantomime roles, including playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella in the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
And Amanda has even been in Doctors for nine episodes, Benidorm and took part as one of the celebrities in Hell’s Kitchen in 2004.
Itv She also starred as inmate Bev Tull from the fifth to last series of ITV prison series Bad Girls
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