Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear said she regrets her short-lived return to the soap to revive Bet Lynch because it was like being on "a conveyor belt".
The 71-year-old returned to the show in 2002, but lasted little over a fortnight because she struggled to cope with the changes in the workload.
In an interview for Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Goodyear claimed she had not been informed about how the demands of filming had altered since she had left the show seven years earlier.
The actress said: "When I walked in, it was like being on a conveyor belt. We'd always had rehearsal. We'd always had make-up and costume and everything. I had about 27 Rovers scenes and we started at the end."
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Julie Goodyear is on ITV tonight at 9pm.