• Anne Kirkbride's Coronation Street character to be honoured with on-screen tribute

    The stars of Coronation Street will bid farewell to Anne Kirkbride's character Deirdre Barlow in an on-screen tribute. The ITV soap's executive producer confirmed that Deirdre, who was played by Anne for 42 years until her death at the age of 60, will be remembered in the show later this year. "She was a wonderful woman, and a wonderful actress," said Kieran Roberts. "We all miss her terribly. Fans will get the chance to bid farewell to Anne's character Deirdre Barlow "At the moment, we're respecting her memory. We're talking to her family and respecting