Friends and admirers pay their respects to a true soap icon.
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The National Television Awards: The Hilarious, Touching And Heart-Warming
7. Friends and admirers pay their respects to a true soap icon.
Many members of the audience were moved to tears as the 'Coronation Street' actor William Roache, who played Anne's on-screen husband led a deeply emotional tribute to whom he called a "vibrant, warm-hearted and loving person". The 60-year-old actress played the role of Deirdre for over 40 years and will be missed by all who knew her. Picture: PA