Anne Kirkbride breaks down

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2013
Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride

Filming on 'Coronation Street' had to be halted on Monday (18.11.13) after Anne Kirkbride broke down in tears, reportedly because she is missing Bill Roache

Anne Kirkbride reportedly broke down in tears during 'Coronation Street' filming on Monday (18.11.13).

The 59-year-old actress is said to be missing her co-star Bill Roache - who has been suspended after being charged with child sex offenses, which he strenuously denied - and had to be consoled by her screen daughter Kate Ford after their scene was brought to a halt.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Anne and Bill are incredibly close.

"She's known him for 40 years and he's always been by her side helping her cope with the gruelling schedule all soap stars have to deal with.

"Anne has felt lonely without her close friend and it's understandable she's worried about him."

However, after a brief break in filming, Anne - who plays Deirdre Barlow, the wife of Bill's character Ken - was able to return and carry on the scene with Kate, who plays Tracy Barlow.

The source added: "She's a trouper though. After a cuppa and some time out she carried on with the scene."

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