Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Barlow in Coronation Street, has said Bill Tarmey was "one of the loveliest men you could ever wish to meet".
She added: "He was the first to come over on my first day at work.
"It was quite daunting meeting icons like Bill and Liz but they made me feel very welcome and at home.
"Everyone felt as if they knew Bill because he had such a warmth about him on and off screen."
Liz Dawn pays tribute to her on screen husband Bill Tarmey who died last week.
Coronation Street star Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth for many years, died this morning.