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Coronation Street pays ultimate tribute to Deirdre

Coronation Street has paid a quiet tribute to star Anne Kirkbride showing a picture of the actress, who plated Deirdre Barlow for 40 years, at the end of tonight's programme.

Anne Kirkbride died on Monday after a short illness.

Ant and Dec pay tribute to late Corrie star Anne Kirkbride

TV favourites Ant and Dec spoke of their shock at the sudden passing of Coronation Street legend Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards (NTAs) on Wednesday night.

Ant told ITV News that the news of her death was a "very sad" while Dec said Anne would be "in everyone's thoughts".

The Geordie pair, whose TV credits include Britain's Got Talent and Saturday night takeaway, once again won the gong for presenting.

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