Corrie actor Alan Halsall: Bill was a 'true gent'

Coronation Street actor Alan Halsall, whose character Tyrone Dobbs looked up to Jack Duckworth as a father figure, said Bill Tarmey was "super talented".

He told ITV Granada: "In every way he was the true gent ... I was young when I first started [and] he put his arm round me and guided me at the age of 16".


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."