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Bill Tarmey's funeral

Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey will be laid to rest in his home town of Ashton-under-Lyne today. He played Jack Duckworth in the soap for 31 years.

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Bill Tarmey being laid to rest today

Bill Tarmey played Jack Duckworth for 31 years Credit: ITV

Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey will be laid to rest today.

His funeral is taking place at the Albion United Reform Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, at 1pm.

Bill, who played hen-pecked husband Jack Duckworth, died while on holiday in Tenerife. He was 71.

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