Sally Dynevor is to climb Mount Everest with Lorraine Kelly.

Sally Dynevor

Sally Dynevor

The 'Coronation Street' star appeared on the TV presenter's breakfast show, 'Lorraine', this morning (30.10.18), to reveal her plans to scale the world's highest mountain above sea level, and she invited host the come with her on the 12-day trek, to which Lorraine said she would "love" to get involved.

Sally said: "Next year I'm going to climb Everest Base Camp with Prevent Breast Cancer. It's going to be amazing. It'll be my 10 years [with the organisation] so it will be a really special reason for doing it. It'll raise awareness.

"I don't know if you'd like to come with me?"

Lorraine said: "I'd love to come."

Sally - who is a Patron of charity Prevent Breast Cancer - replied: "I've got the details. Maybe I should've done this when we were in the green room?

"We walk for 12 days but because of the altitude we have to stop every now and again. But it sounds amazing. And what a great cause."

Lorraine admitted she had been "looking for a challenge" ahead of turning 60 years old next year, and is planning to start her training immediately.

She said: "Do you know what, Sally? I'm 60 next year and I've been looking for a challenge, and this is happening in November, which is when my birthday is. Let's do it. Let's do it. Let's go for it - I'll start training now.

"What an amazing thing to do. Fantastic. Right, we'll get sorted. We'll have to train though."

Sally - who plays Sally Metcalfe in the ITV soap - replied: "We will, we'll have to climb those fells in the Lake District."

But Lorraine joked she could spend part of her training going up the steps in shops rather than the escalators.

She quipped: "It's a bit flat around here. Maybe I can go up and down shops? I'll go up the stairs instead of the escalators as part of my training.

"No, I shall take it very seriously and I shall do my training.

"What an amazing idea, because it's all about getting the word out."

Sally admitted she "can't wait" to do the Everest climb with the TV presenter.

She said: "We did a cycle ride a couple of years ago and it was the toughest thing I've ever done. This will be tough but enjoyable. Because the views will be incredible. Just a group of women all walking. I can't wait."

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