'Corrie' fans spot a touching tribute to late Anne Kirkbride

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The late Anne Kirkbride with her on-screen husband William Roache (PA Images)
The late Anne Kirkbride with her on-screen husband William Roache (PA Images)

A heartbreaking tribute to the late Anne Kirkbride, who played Coronation Street icon Deirdre Barlow, appeared on Monday night’s Corrie double bill. Kirkbride played Deirdre Barlow from 1972 and up until her untimely death in 2015 at 60-years-old.

It was spotted by Corrie fans amidst the drama and chaos of Tracy Barlow and Steve McDonald’s near disaster of a wedding.

As Tracy got ready for her big day at 1 Coronation Street, a framed picture of her late mother Deirdre Barlow was seen in a shot behind her.

Deirdre and Tracy Barlow in one of their last ever scenes together in 2014. (REX/Shutterstock)
Deirdre and Tracy Barlow in one of their last ever scenes together in 2014. (REX/Shutterstock)

And later when a distraught Tracy was sobbing after mistaking her husband-to-be Steve McDonald of having an affair with Abi Franklin, she cried before a framed picture of her late mother Deirdre Barlow with her stepdad Ken Barlow.

Fans praised Deirdre’s reappearance, as well as pointed out that Monday October 8 2018, marked exactly four years since she last appeared on the ITV soap.

The Corrie actress passed in January 2015 after a battle with breast cancer and her untimely death was a massive loss for Coronation Street fans. One of the soaps most beloved and well known characters of all time, Kirkbride was expected to return to Coronation Street just days before her unexpected death.

Coronation Street continues weekdays on ITV.


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