The actress has left fans in hysterics

She’s known for her cheeky one-liners and brutal comments as she plays Coronation Street’s mouthy Tracy Barlow.

And actress Kate Ford left fans howling after last night’s episode of the ITV soap.

Following her brother Daniel’s marriage to Sinead Tinker, Tracy – who also married her longtime lover and father to her daughter Steve McDonald – gatecrashed their wedding reception.

Coronation Street - Daniel and Sinead Tinker attend her 12 week scan

And as Sinead walked through the door, a drunken Tracy (nothing new here) mocked the rival bride.

“Hello. Hello, Tracy,” Sinead said, as she entered the restaurant.

At which point Tracy hilariously mimicked back in a squeaky tone: “Hello. Hello, Sinead. You look nice!” before insulting her.

And fans just couldn’t get enough of the moment, as they rushed to Twitter to praise the actress for her “spot on” impression of Sinead.

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“This was absolutely brilliant tonight! So funny #CoronationStreet, ” one said.

“LOVE Tracy  from her kidney being homesick to her not napping because she’s not George  but most of all…. ‘oh, hello Sinead’ @Kateford76 is fabulous #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie,: another wrote.

“Screaming at Tracy Barlows impression of Sinead. #CoronationStreet,” a third commented.

“@Kateford76 is literally my favourite #CoronationStreet character. I’ll tell you a story. My son will refuse to watch the soaps but there are few characters that will convince him to watch with me cos of their humour and personality.#Tracy is one of them…”

 

Kate, 41, joined the soap in 2002, as the daughter of Deidre Barlow (played by late actress Anne Kirkbride) and Ray Langston.

She never really had much to do with her biological father and  was later adopted by Deidre’s current husband Ken Barlow (William Roache).

After a one-night stand with Steve (Simon Gregson) in 2003, Tracy fell pregnant with a daughter, Amy Barlow, but initially told cafe owner Roy Cooper it was his child.

Nevertheless, she later confessed to Steve on his wedding day to Karen McDonald (Suranne Jones) that Amy was his.

Fast-forward 14 years, Steve and Tracey – who was also imprisoned for murdering her boyfriend Charlie Stubbs in 2007 – decided to give their relationship another go, with Steve popping the question.

Coronation Street - Tracy Barlow with Leanne, who's slept with Steve McDonald!

However, this week proved that when it comes to Tracy and Steve’s love affair, drama is never too far away, as wTracy discovered Steve had slept with Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) ahead of their wedding day, resulting in her punching him in the face.

So with a past of drugs, murder and family crisis, who knows what Tracy will do next…