The actor who plays Coronation Street's longest-standing character Ken Barlow has said that Bill Tarmey always projected his warmth onto his character Jack.
William Roach said Bill "wasn't brilliant" at remembering his lines, but that when he delivered them it was "just perfection".
A look back at Bill Tarmey's life before and after he walked down the famous pebbles of Coronation Street.
Fellow Coronation Street actors have remembered Bill Tarmey as a caring father figure both on and off screen.
Former Coronation Street star Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in the soap, died this morning in Tenerife aged 71, his family said.