TV Awards show to pay a tribute to Corrie Anne
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.”