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Joan Collins set to 'cause mayhem' as she returns to Benidorm

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28 January 2015
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Joan Collins will be making her return to hit TV show Benidorm this Friday. The Hollywood actress will reprise her role as Crystal Hennesey-Vaas, the CEO of the Solana Hotel Group.

Appearing in her first comeback episode later this week, Joan will be "causing mayhem" as usual, an ITV source said.

Fans will be able to see her flamboyant character Crystal appear to fire hotel manager Joyce, played by Sherrie Hawson.

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Joan Collins first starred in Benidorm last year

In the new episode, Crystal also seems to stumble upon a topless Johnny Vegas in a hotel room, as he takes on his character of pub quiz champion Geoff, also known as The Oracle.

"I think it might be the funniest scene we have ever had in the show," commented creator Derren Litten.

Joan, 81, first starred in the TV series last year, when she appeared in her guest role as Crystal. She is said to have joined the cast with the help of her famous novelist sister Jackie Collins, who is a huge fan.

The sisters watched the sitcom after Jackie had taken a boxset around to Joan's, and the pair instantly loved it.

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Joan Collins will reprise her role as hotel CEO Crystal Hennesey-Vaas

In a recent interview with HELLO! magazine, Joan opened up about her close bond with her sibling and her newest accolade – her Damehood.

"Jackie's an incredibly successful writer and received her OBE in 2013," said Joan. "We're extremely close. The first thing she said to me when she heard about the damehood was, 'Wouldn't Mummy have been proud?"

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Joan Collins revealed she 'amost fainted' after hearing she had received a Damehood

The Dynasty star, who added that she "almost fainted" when she heard the good news, also shared a sound piece of advice she would have given her younger self.

"I remember my father telling me that acting was a terrible profession and that I'd be finished by the time I was 23," said Joan. "He said I'd never make anything of myself and I think, in the back of my mind, I wanted to prove him wrong.

"I underestimated myself so much. I had no self-esteem; I didn't even think I was particularly good looking. Both Jackie and I were brought up to think we weren't anything great. The advice that I would give my younger self would be, 'You are something special.'"

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