Soap star seriously ill

Former Coronation Street and Heartbeat actor Geoffrey Hughes is seriously ill in hospital.

He is best known for playing Corrie binman Eddie Yeats and also had regular roles in the Royle Family, Keeping Up Appearances and Skins.

The 66-year old has undergone intense radiotherapy in hospital in Portsmouth after suffering a cancer relapse.

Picture: Geoffrey Hughes and Keeping Up Appearances co-star Mary Miller who died from ovarian cancer in 1988.