Claire King may have turned 60 this month, but the soap star has no plans to fight ageing with surgery.
Opening up as she poses for a glamorous birthday shoot with OK! this star, the star said she isn't "one for having lots of surgery or botox."
Soap legend Claire, who has played Kim Tate on Emmerdale since the eighties, said: "I’m not one for having lots of surgery or Botox, but I don’t judge others who do – unless they lie about it!"
The actress – who has also appeared in Bad Girls and Coronation Street went on to say she had "earned these lines."
She explained: "My face is my face, I’ve earned these lines, it’s characterful. And in these days when everyone is so obsessed with appearing ageless, it’s made me go the opposite way and say, this is me and if you don’t like it then tough!"
Claire has previously stated that she no longer uses Twitter, and reiterated that she doesn't like people making "horrible comments" about her on social media related to ageing.
She explained: That’s why I’m not on social media, because it’s full of people you don’t know making horrible comments about your appearance due to the fact you don’t look exactly as you did when they first saw you on telly three decades ago – it’s ridiculous!"
Instead, the star says she only worries about what her friends and family think of her.
She added: "I only care about what the people in my real life think, and as long as they love me, that’s all I need. When you take that attitude, it’s the best way to be."
Claire returned to Emmerdale as the much-loved character Kim Tate back in 2019, after a twenty year break.
Between her stints on the show, she took on roles in Coronation Street, Bad Girls and did her fair share of reality TV.
The actress appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, as well as Celebrity Big Brother.
The star lives in Yorkshire with her long term partner, whom she keeps out of the spotlight.
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