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Beverley's leaving do; STAR BOWS OUT WITH NEW HAIRSTYLE.



FOR nine years it was all big, tarty tart·y  
adj. tart·i·er, tart·i·est
Of, relating to, or suggestive of a prostitute.



tarti·ly adv.
 blonde curls and lycra mini-skirts short enough to double as hairbands.

But now Coronation Street Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. It is the longest-running television soap opera in the United Kingdom, first broadcast on Friday, 9 December, 1960 in the Granada region of ITV.  star Bev Callard has washed Liz McDonald Elizabeth "Liz" Jane McDonald (née Greenwood), played by Beverley Callard, is a fictional character on the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street.

Liz first appeared in 1989 with her husband, ex-army officer Jim and their twin sons Steve and Andy.
 right out of her hair.

To celebrate her exit from Weatherfield, 41-year-old Bev has gone for a whole new look.

Gone is the daffodil daffodil: see amaryllis.
daffodil

Bulb-forming flowering plant (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), also called common daffodil or trumpet narcissus, native to northern Europe and widely cultivated there and in North America. It grows to about 16 in.
 yellow, frizzy friz·zy  
adj. friz·zi·er, friz·zi·est
Tightly curled; frizzly.



frizzi·ly adv.
 mane which earned her character Liz the title "flame-haired temptress".

And in its place is an elegant, wavy chestnut style and sophisticated wardrobe to match.

Bev unveiled her new look in front of 200 guest at a glitzy glitz   Informal
n.
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: "a garish barrage of show-biz glitz" Peter G. Davis.

tr.v.
 leaving party held in her honour in Manchester on Saturday night.

Bev said: "This is the new me and I love it."

A friend added: "Bev has tried to keep her new hair a secret and when she walked into the room I didn't recognise her at first. It was a big surprise.

"She loved playing Liz McDonald and will miss the Street terribly but after nine years she felt it was time for a change. She looks absolutely fabulous."

The star-studded bash at the V&A hotel near the Granada studios was organised by Bev's husband Steve, 33, who is also her manager.

Street stars including Charlie Lawson, Kevin Kennedy, Anne Kirkbride, Liz Dawn, Tracey Shaw, Simon Gregson and Vicky Entwistle all turned up to say goodbye to a tearful Bev.

Also present were Spice Girls Posh - with fiance David Beckham - and Mel B who went to school with Bev's 23-year-old daughter from her first marriage, Rebecca.

Cast members from other soaps - including Emmerdale's Lisa Riley - also joined in the festivities fes·tiv·i·ty  
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.

2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.

3.
 which lasted well into the early hours of the morning.

Rubbing shoulders with the stars were many of Bev's friends from outside the Street.

An aerobics teacher and Mirror fitness columnist, Bev also invited women whose lives and shapes have been transformed at her classes.

The Callards' nine-year-old son Josh was also allowed to stay up late to attend his mum's farewell party. But Bev kept her hair a secret from all her guests until the very last moment.

Wearing a stunning hand-beaded, long evening gown in bronze to match her new locks, Bev for once felt happy with her hair.

She said: "I've always hated my hair. It's naturally very fair and frizzy but no-one can call me a flame-haired temptress any more."

Bev filmed her final scenes in October but viewers won't see her emotional departure from the soap until November 14.

Her fiery on-off marriage with crippled husband Jim finally bites the dust when she leaves him to start a new life with his physio physio
Noun

1. short for physiotherapy

2. pl physios short for physiotherapist
 Michael.

It will also be a new life for Bev, who decided to leave Coronation Street after nine happy years to play different characters.

During her time on the show she's been beaten up by Jim, taken various lovers and refused to wear anything but lycra mini-skirts.

She already has two new TV dramas in the pipeline and next month starts rehearsals as Snow White's wicked stepmother in panto panto
Noun

pl -tos Brit informal short for pantomime (sense 1)

Noun 1. panto - an abbreviation of pantomime
 at Cambridge.
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Author:Weathers, : Helen
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 2, 1998
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