Following the sad death of Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride earlier this week, her former Coronation Street colleague Julie Hesmondhalgh has paid a heartfelt tribute to the much-loved actress who played Deirdre Barlow for more than 40 years.

Julie, who stars in C4’s new comedy drama Cucumber this Thursday, revealed to us during a video chat how much joy Anne brought to the Weatherfield set and how she can barely remember her forgetting a line in all the time she knew her!