Forty years of Deirdre

Anne Kirkbride and on screen hubbie Ken Barlow (Bill Roache)

It's been 40 years since Anne Kirkbride stepped out onto the cobbles as Deirdre. She's changed he last name a few times during her four decades on the soap....Hunt/Langton/Barlow/Rachid/Barlow. Phew!

Tonight ITV1 will air a special programme called Deirdre and Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street. (9pm)

There's quite a lot to salute the actress for, from that love triangle with Ken and Mike to the Moroccan waiter to becoming the Weatherfield One.

Tonight Anne will take us on a journey behind the cameras and recalls some of her most famous moments on the cobbles.

Anne also talks frankly about her career and personal life, and that famous love triangle will reunite once more......