SUE Cleaver stunned viewers of I’m A Celebrity last night as she opened up about discovering she has two secret sisters.
The Coronation Street star – who plays Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV soap – is adopted and told the campmates how a chance encounter reunited her with her birth mum.
“I’m adopted,” she revealed.
“I had a lot of attachment disorders that started in my teens. Trying on personalities like coats. I wasn’t my authentic self.
“It was when I was at drama school, about 23, 24. And the Royal Exchange were looking for tiny little parts to be in Oedipus, that David Threlfall was doing and there was an actor in the show called Michael N/ Harbour.
“When we walked in on the first day he turned to Dave Threlfall and went, ‘Oh my God, she’s the absolutely double of my wife when I met her.’”
He asked Sue about her date of birth and where she was born, with her telling him – and he realised she was his wife’s first born.
Sue added: “And he’d rung his wife and he said, ‘I found her’.”
The actress also revealed how she then discovered she had two half-sisters in Michael and her birth mum’s daughters.
And they too are actresses.
“And I’ve got two half sisters who are all in the business. Kate is huge in animation and Emma was an actress.”
HOAR can reveal that Kate is one of the stars of long-running children’s TV sensation Bob the Builder – and voices a host of other roles in animated shows and films.
She has also had roles in Casualty, Doctors, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat and Dixon of Dock Green.
And Emma Bowe is also Sue’s half sister – and has starred in Coronation Street as well.