The actress, who played shop assistant Mavis Riley, has admitted that she doesn't ever want to return to the soap.
"It is so different from when I was there," Thelma told The People. "The show is so concentrated on the young, to get the young audience. Often nowadays actors are cast on what they look and sound like, not necessarily on their ability. I wonder how many of them actually go to the theatre?
"It is also exceedingly boring. You think, 'Who else can they sleep with? They've done the rounds now.' It seems that is all there is happening. It isn't just Coronation Street - it runs through the whole of TV and film. It's like there is nothing else in life but sex.
With all respect, I must disagree. To whit, I offer the acting talents of one Suranne Jones: