Former Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede, who played Kirsty Soames from 2011- 2013, has paid tribute to Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards (NTAs).
Natalie told ITV News: "I think it's going to be a very poignant evening, it's a great celebration tonight but obviously it's tinged with a great deal of shock that we're all feeling, as a nation I think."
Corrie actress Anne Kirkbride cast a long shadow over the NTAs with the cast of rival soap EastEnders even dedicating their prize to her.
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