Was 5 months pregnant with her daughter Orla when she completed filming the 2nd season of Mr Selfridge (2013).
Was in attendance at the wedding of Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall (30 July 2011).
Is one of 5 Coronation Street (1960) actresses to have won a Best Actress Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Suranne Jones, Kate Ford, Alison King and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Returned to work 1 month after giving birth to her daughter Orla to begin filming the 3rd season of Mr Selfridge (2013).
Eloped to Las Vegas with long-term boyfriend Ryan Clark - without telling their families - marrying at the Little Church of the West.