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9 of the greatest Deirdre Barlow moments from Coronation Street


CORONATION STREET ACTRESS Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, sadly passed away last night at the age of 60.

Tributes have been pouring in for the actress, who had played Deirdre for 44 years but took time off in October due to exhaustion.

Over the years, Deirdre has become a legendary character on the soap – here are nine of her best moments.

1. Singing Rihanna, drunk, and musing on pot pourri

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“You don’t see much pot pourri nowadays.”

2. Having an affair with Dev Alahan and shocking the nation

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Thank you, Deirdre and Dev, for giving us whatever this was supposed to be:

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3. Losing her marbles over the trifle

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4. Serenading us with Love To Love You Baby and Never Gonna Give You Up

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5. Getting pied by Gail Platt

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6. Becoming a fashion icon, thanks to those glasses

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7. Getting the UK up in arms with the Free The Weatherfield One storyline

In 1998, Deirdre Barlow was wrongfully convicted of mortgage fraud and imprisoned, while her guilty lover Jon Lindsay walked free.

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A campaign to ‘free the Weatherfield one’ had fans pleading to Granada Television to let Deirdre go – the Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair, was even called on to intervene. She eventually was freed in 1999, and there was much rejoicing.

8. “Oh, Tracy”

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Poor Deirdre had to say this far too often.

9. And that infamous Mike/Ken/Deirdre love triangle

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All hail Queen Deirdre. RIP.

More: Tributes paid to Coronation Street’s Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow for 44 years>

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