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Coronation Street star 'tricked' into filming one of his first scenes

Robert Dex

Published 20/11/2012 | 00:01

Bill Tarmey became a household name playing lovable rogue Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street
File photo dated 06/08/03 of Julie Goodyear who is to return to her role as brassy Bet Lynch once more in a Coronation Street musical. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 8, 2011. She will join cast members past and present in the arena show, which will also see a comeback for Curly Watts, who will be revived by actor Kevin Kennedy. TV presenter Paul O'Grady - a lifelong fan of the soap - will star in the production, which will make its world premiere in Manchester in March. Street Of Dreams is billed as a 'major live musical event' celebrating the Street, and hosted by O'Grady. Arch villain Richard Hillman, the notorious Weatherfield serial killer, will also be brought back from the dead by actor Brian Capron. And guest stars will take it in turns to play Elsie Tanner, who was portrayed by the late Pat Phoenix. See PA story SHOWBIZ Street. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear has revealed how she had to trick Bill Tarmey into filming one of his first scenes on the soap because he was so nervous.

Tarmey, who died earlier this month aged 71, played loveable layabout Jack Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years.

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