Liz Dawn pays tribute to Bill Tarmey

Former Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn has opened up to Granada Reports about her on screen husband Bill Tarmey.

Bill, who played Jack Duckworth in the soap, died last week in Tenerife aged 71.

His family paid tribute to a "wonderful husband, father and brother," while cast and crew of Coronation Street said they were "devastated" to hear the sad news.

Today Liz who played Vera Duckworth told us,

"I'm so sorry I didn't see him before he went to Tenerife. We were so close." Liz who suffers from lung disease which forced her to quit the soap offered fond memories of her co-star.

"It was a funny relationship because I just used to hit him (in our scenes), I've hit him with everything but a brick! We had some funny times."

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