TV Awards show to pay a trib­ute to Cor­rie Anne

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THE broad­cast­ing world will pay trib­ute to the late Anne Kirk­bride at tonight’s Na­tional Television Awards.

Or­gan­is­ers said they are plan­ning to hon­our the Coro­na­tion Street ac­tress, whose show’s prime po­si­tion on the TV land­scape for more than half a cen­tury has of­ten been recog­nised at the cer­e­mony.

They are work­ing out last-minute plans for how to in­cor­po­rate her con­tri­bu­tion to the soap world into the event, which is be­ing broad­cast by ITV.

Some of the big­gest names in TV will at­tend the show at the O2 Arena in Lon­don, with Coro­na­tion Street al­ready likely to have a strong pres­ence as the show is up for the best se­rial drama prize.

The soap al­ready holds the ti­tle at the pub­licly voted awards af­ter win­ning last year.

Kirk­bride has not pre­vi­ously had an in­di­vid­ual hon­our at the cer­e­mony.

Book­maker Wil­liam Hill re­ported a late run of money for Cor­rie to win the ti­tle, although EastEn­ders is still the favourite.

Spokesman Ru­pert Adams said: “There has been a sig­nif­i­cant move for Coro­na­tion Street and they could even be­come favourite when the cer­e­mony starts.”

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