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Jack Duckworth: my 'emotional' exit from Coronation St

Bill Tarmey, the actor who has played Jack Duckworth for more than 30 years, describes his 'emotional' exit from Coronation Street.

Jack's final poignant moments saw him reunited with wife Vera (Liz Dawn), who left the soap two years ago.

Bill Tarmey told BBC North West Tonight that everybody in the studio was crying when the final scene was filmed.

"It's not only Jack, it's leaving the family," he said.

"And I mean both sides of the camera because I've been there an awful long time and I've known cameramen since they were kids and they're still there.

"So it's very very difficult to walk away."

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