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.
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.