Coronation Street star William Roache will lead the tributes to Anne Kirkbride as the world of broadcasting honours the late actress at the National Television Awards.
He is due to take the stage to speak about her contribution to the show and share his memories of his on-screen wife.
As the soap's Ken and Deirdre Barlow, they shared the screen for more than 40 years and remained friends despite the demise of their screen marriage.
Coronation Street was already likely to have a strong presence at the ceremony as the show is up for the best serial drama prize.
Corrie actress Anne Kirkbride cast a long shadow over the NTAs with the cast of rival soap EastEnders even dedicating their prize to her.
Her onscreen husband gave a touching tribute to actress Anne Kirkbride who died earlier this week.
Kieran Roberts, ITV's Creative Director of Drama gives us his favourite 'Deirdre' storylines and moments