Bonnie Langford is "too frightened" to have a facelift.
The 57-year-old actress - who shot to fame as a child on 'Opportunity Knocks' back in 1971 and has since sustained a lengthy career in television and musical theatre - has vowed to never go under the knife because she believes that her face "tells a story" and she will lose herself if she tries to look more youthful.
She said: "I would never contemplate having any work done to improve my looks. I'm too frightened and scared to do anything like that. In any case, I like the experience of living - of laughter and tears - to show in my face. I'm blessed with a certain joie de vivre. Those lines on my face tell a story!"
The former 'EastEnders' actress - who is set to return to the stage in a UK tour of classic musical 'Anything Goes' alongside former 'Wicked' star Kerry Ellis - also explained that she believes her longevity in showbusiness is down to the fact she has never wanted to be famous, she always had a passion for acting and performing.
In an interview with Baz Bamigboye's column for the Daily Mail newspaper, she said: "[My longevity is because] I haven't been doing it to be famous. [Reality shows] sell a lifestyle that, frankly, doesn't exist."
One-time 'Doctor Who' star Bonnie will be playing grande dame Evangeline Harcourt in the Cole Porter musical - which opens at the Bristol Hippodrome in April and ends in Manchester in June before reopening at the Barbican Centre in London for a ten-week stint - and joked that she wanted her maltipoo dog Poppy to take on the role of her character's pampered pooch, even though the dog used in the show is mechanical.
She said: "I thought: 'Oh! This could be a part for Poppy!"