Catherine Tyldesley shares emotional message after winning ITV’s All Star Musicals

It was an emotional Boxing Day night for former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley – who triumphed on ITV’s All Star Musicals with a brilliant performance from Cats.

And the performance had special resonance for the pregnant actress, who sang Memory from the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

For not only did she get to sing as Grizabella in front of Cats’ original star Elaine Paige – but she also brought her to TEARS – so special was the performance.

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After winning the show on Sunday night, Catherine took to her Instagram to share a sweet update on why the performance meant so much to her personally too.

Catherine performed Memory from Cats

For Cath, 38, is pregnant with her second child, a baby girl, due in April 2022.

And sharing the moment on stage with her baby daughter made it doubly special for Walkden-raised Cath.

She described the whole experience as a “bucket list” moment for “this Salford lass”.

Posting on Instagram, Catherine wrote: “What an amazing experience that was!!

Catherine Tyldesley on All Star Musicals at Christmas on ITV

“My heart feels so full right now . Thankyou darling audience to all who voted for me- so greatly appreciated!

“I can’t bloody believe it! Trophy has pride of place back home- it’ll be treasured!

“I can’t wait to tell my little girl that she was in my tummy when I played Grizabella.”

Catherine beat off musical competition from the likes of Gyles Brandreth and Anita Rani to be voted the winner of the All Star Musicals festive special, hosted by John Barrowman.

Catherine Tyldesley is expecting her second child

Her adorable message after the show on Sunday night swiftly racked up the likes, and was met with a huge array of compliments, including from her former Corrie and Strictly Come Dancing pals.

Many were delighted she got to share the special moment with her unborn child on stage.

Her fellow former Corrie star Victoria Ekanoye said: “Congrats girl! A well deserved win for you and baba.”

Corrie icon Sally Dynevor said: “Fabulous. Well done Cath. You’re amazing.”

Catherine with husband Tom Pitfield

Her Strictly dance partner Johannes Radebe posted: “Babe I’m so proud of you.”

Ex-EastEnder Jacqueline Jossa said: “You were fantastic. Obsessed!”

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt said: “Well done beautiful you were amazing.”

Cath’s friend Dr Jonquille Chantrey said: “Phenomenal and 100% deserved. Even more special with micro.”

Cath, who played Corrie’s Eva Price, is expecting her second child with her photographer husband Tom Pitfield.

The couple, who tied the knot in 2016, announced the happy news in November.

Cath and Tom, who are also doting parents to six-year-old son Alfie, said they feel ‘utterly blessed’ to be expecting a baby girl, due in April.

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