Tributes paid to Betty Driver at her funeral on Saturday
Corrie legend Betty Driver was laid to rest on Saturday, with the stars of the show coming out in force to bid her a sad but fond farewell.
The church was inundated with mourners, so much so that the service was relayed to those outside on a large screen.
Helen Worth – who plays Gail McIntyre – led a series of heartfelt tributes to the late actress, making reference to Betty’s famous hotpot dish.
She said, “The world was a more comfortable place with Our Betty cooking a hotpot. ‘Corrie’ was her family.
“I know I speak for the whole cast, crew, production, everyone. The Rovers will not be the same without her…
“Her last words to me, when she was so ill and it was such an effort for her to speak, were, ‘I want you to be happy’.”
The Daily Mail adds that former Corrie star Julie Goodyear added, “We laughed together, we cried together, we never once had a cross word.
“She was a true icon and legend and a very dear friend.
“It was an honour and a privilege to work with Betty Driver for 25 years.”
Also in attendance at the funeral were Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre), Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts), Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald), Samia Smith (Maria Connor) and Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster).
Following the ceremony, Bill Tarmey, who of course played Jack Duckworth, said, “She was there. You could fell her presence.”