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Soap Awards to hail Anne Kirkbride

Coronation Street legend Anne Kirkbride will be remembered at tomorrow's Soap Awards in her home town of Manchester.

Host Phillip Schofield said he expected the actress (left), who played Deirdre Barlow for 44 years until her death in January, to get the outstanding achievement award.

Kirkbride could win another award after she was nominated in the Scene of the Year category for the episode in which Deirdre threw a trifle.

The episode saw Deirdre hurl her trifle at a wall in anger before breaking down in the arms of husband Ken, and the scenes were filmed to allow Kirkbride to take an anticipated three-month break from the show.