Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to 'death'
12 February 2018 - 5:00 PM

Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to 'death'

Share article:

Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to "death" when she first joined "Benidorm".

The 67-year-old actress - who is known for playing Joyce Temple-Savage in the comedy - has decided to put herself on a booze ban because she realised she was consuming too many alcoholic beverages while shooting the show in Alicante, Spain.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "We are drinking ourselves to death. I've never been on a girls" holiday because my mother was a very strong, dominant woman, so I always had to go with her. So when I first started "Benidorm", I thought this is what it must be like. I was out every night, it nearly killed me. It had to stop."

The cast spend up to 14 hours a day on set and like to unwind by popping to a karaoke bar - but Sherrie's drunken sing-a-longs usually lead to her being chucked out.

She explained: "I am the only person in the cast who can't sing. One year I'd had a few gin and tonics and started to sing "Kung Fu Fighting". The bar owner said, "Come on love can you get off the stage?" I was so rubbish he asked me to leave the bar."

Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to 'death'

Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to 'death'

12 February 2018 - 3:00 PM

Sherrie Hewson almost drunk herself to 'death'

Sherrie has appeared on "Emmerdale, "Coronation Street" and "Loose Women" in the past but she has admitted the fans she's acquired from "Benidorm" is incomparable.

She said: "Fans queue in 40 degrees for hours to be extras. There's a guy who has every character tattooed on him. I was relieved that my picture was on his ribs."

John Challis says Benidorm wedding is outrageous

John Challis says Benidorm wedding is outrageous

4 August 2017 - 11:00 AM

John Challis says Benidorm wedding is outrageous

And, although Sherrie's alter ego is usually mocked by the other characters, the actress thoroughly enjoys playing the busy-body hotel manager.

She added: "A part like this rarely comes along and I was very lucky that I met the writer Derren Litten who decided I fitted the bill. This role is the joy of my life.

"It's such an incredible family. I think the show's longevity is down to the most wonderful British humour, like the "Carry On" genre."

Linda Robson is insecure about her 'Vagina' neck
21 February 2018

Linda Robson is insecure about her 'Vagina' neck

Linda Robson is insecure about her 'Vagina' neck
Doctor Who gets new logo
21 February 2018

Doctor Who gets new logo

Doctor Who gets new logo
Megan McKenna to strip for female version of The Real Full Monty
21 February 2018

Megan McKenna to strip for female version of The Real Full Monty

Megan McKenna to strip for female version of The Real Full Monty
X Factor live show thrown into chaos after Lloyd Macey's grandma is mobbed
21 February 2018

X Factor live show thrown into chaos after Lloyd Macey's grandma is mobbed

X Factor live show thrown into chaos after Lloyd Macey's grandma is mobbed
Caroline Flack dating Andrew Brady?
21 February 2018

Caroline Flack dating Andrew Brady?

Caroline Flack dating Andrew Brady?
Olivia Buckland to host new wedding show
21 February 2018

Olivia Buckland to host new wedding show

Olivia Buckland to host new wedding show
Matt LeBlanc won't be showing his 'gear stick' on Top Gear
21 February 2018

Matt LeBlanc won't be showing his 'gear stick' on Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc won't be showing his 'gear stick' on Top Gear
Pete Wicks is dating a girl he met through a competition
21 February 2018

Pete Wicks is dating a girl he met through a competition

Pete Wicks is dating a girl he met through a competition
Stephanie Davis felt 'suicidal' after Jeremy McConnell split
21 February 2018

Stephanie Davis felt 'suicidal' after Jeremy McConnell split

Stephanie Davis felt 'suicidal' after Jeremy McConnell split
Jack Whitehall has been going 'back and forth' over Brit Awards script
21 February 2018

Jack Whitehall has been going 'back and forth' over Brit Awards script

Jack Whitehall has been going 'back and forth' over Brit Awards script
The Chase buy Mark Labbett new suit after he drops 35lbs
21 February 2018

The Chase buy Mark Labbett new suit after he drops 35lbs

The Chase buy Mark Labbett new suit after he drops 35lbs
AJ Pritchard is friends with Mollie King
21 February 2018

AJ Pritchard is friends with Mollie King

AJ Pritchard is friends with Mollie King