Jack Duckworth leaving Coronation Street

Bill Tarmey has revealed that he is leaving Coronation Street and Jack Duckworth, the character he has played for 31 years.

Bill’s on screen wife Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth) left the show in 2007 due to failing health, in September 2009 Jack Duckworth became a part time character on the ITV soap.

Bill intends to bow out during the soap’s 50th anniversary celebrations, he said he “loved” playing Jack, adding: “I’ll be sorry to say goodbye.”

The soap’s executive producer Kieran Roberts said: “We will be sad to see him go.”

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