Julie Goodyear has been diagnosed with dementia, according to a statement released by her husband Scott Brand.
Why it matters
Goodyear is a well-known actress who played the iconic role of Bet Lynch in the long-running ITV soap. Her diagnosis highlights the impact of dementia on individuals and their families, and may raise awareness of the condition.
What the papers say
All sources report the same basic information about Goodyear's diagnosis, with minor variations in wording.
How we got here
None of the sources provide any background information on Goodyear's life or career.
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Julie Goodyear MBE is an English actress. She is known for portraying Bet Lynch in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She first appeared as Bet for nine episodes in 1966, before becoming a series regular from 1970 to 1995. She returned for
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Bet Lynch is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Portrayed by Julie Goodyear, the character first appeared on screen during the episode airing on Monday 25 May 1966.