Bill projected his warmth onto Jack Duckworth

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".

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Corrie star Bill Tarmey dies

Former Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey has died aged 71 in Tenerife. He played Jack Duckworth on the ITV1 soap for 31 years. The show says the cast and crew are "devastated."