Former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear has hinted she might discuss some of her past conquests – male and female – while appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.

Ms Goodyear, 70, who is bisexual, told the Daily Star some of her former lovers include famous politicians and fellow Thespians.

The actress, who played Bet Lynch in Coronation Street for 25 years (with brief comebacks in 2002 and 2003), told the paper: “There are people in positions of power who came onto me. The things they wanted to do with me were unbelievable.

“I would get letters with locks of hair in them. Then when I read the letters I’d realise the hair wasn’t from their heads.”

Ms Goodyear is currently married to 44-year-old Scott Brand, who she met when he started a romantic vigil outside her home, lasting for days.

Speaking about her bisexuality, Goodyear said that it was as much a surprise to her as to anyone else.

She met a woman in a club shortly after divorcing her second husband and embarked on a relationship with her. She said: “We started going out. Our three-year relationship became like a marriage.”

She added that her “wild past” was exactly that and that these days, her 40-a-day cigarette habit was her only vice.