Bill Tarmey: I'm just a pillock who comes into a studio to say some words

Bill Tarmey was was always self-effacing about his acting abilities. In his autobiography, Jack Duckworth And Me, he wrote:

I'm just a pillock who comes into a studio to say some words that some other clever person has written.

For years, I'd managed to get away with it, but I'd always been waiting for the bubble to burst.

– Bill Tarmey

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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."