• Julie Hesmondhalgh reveals how she still makes sure Coronation Street's Roy Cropper is looked after in Hayley's absence

    Julie Hesmondhalgh shot to fame playing Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street from 1998 until 2014, when her alter-ego tragically past away in some of the show's most emotional scenes to date. And while husband Roy was left devastated after her death, Julie has revealed how she is now keeping an eye on her on-screen husband away from the soap. Talking to HELLO! at the BAFTA TV awards on Sunday night, Julie revealed: "I still watch Coronation Street and my husband Ian Kershaw recently joined the writing team so I have an infiltrator to make sure that Roy is alright." Julie