Coronation Street‘s Kym Ryder, Samia Smith and Alison King recall their favourite scenes with Rob James-Collier.

Rob – twice voted Sexiest male at the British Soap Awards – bows out of the ITV tonight (Friday), when’s he’s murdered by love rival Tony Gordon. Rob’s co-stars Alison, Kym and Samia have all paid tribute to the popular actor.

Alison – who played his sister-in-law and mistress Carla Connor joked in The Sun: “I will miss you. I only hope in your next job you get your armpits sorted out because they stink, really badly,” then added seriously: “My favourite scene with Rob was when we finally got together because it showed we weren’t just mad and lustful – it was really nice and tender.”

Kym, who played his sister Michelle, said: “I’ll miss Rob so much, he’s the best big brother. My favourite scene with him ever was when Liam told Michelle who was responsible for Dean’s death.”

And Samia, who played his wife Maria admitted: “I’ll really miss working with Rob even though he’s been a lying, cheating husband. My favourite scene was when we were in the Lake District running up and down and shouting for our dog.

“It was so cold and wet but we had fun.”