Coronation Street stars past and present have been paying tribute to Jean Alexander, who has died at the age of 90.
As pinny-wearing charlady Hilda Ogden, Alexander was a staple part of the Street for 23 years. The character’s malapropisms and busybody antics were beloved both by the public and those closest to Corrie – leading today’s tributes on Twitter was Sally Dynevor who, as Sally Webster, shared scenes with Alexander during her final years on the soap:
Dynevor’s co-star Antony Cotton cited Hilda’s Christmas Day exit in 1987 (still the show’s highest-rated episode) as his own personal favourite.
Kevin Kennedy, who as Curly Watts also worked alongside Jean Alexander, commented:
Jack P Shepherd – aka David Platt – also paid tribute:
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