Coronation Street’s Alison King praises Anne Kirkbride for ‘being mad’

Coronation Street star Alison King has revealed that her co-star Anne Kirkbride is ‘absolutely mad’ on set.

The actress, who plays Carla Connor in the soap, has said that 57-year-old Anne, who plays Deirdre Barlow, tells funny tales and anecdotes that keep the cast entertained during filming.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Alison explained: “During filming and waiting for filming it’s pretty much madness.

“It’s Anne Kirkbride, she’s absolutely mad, and when she’s in it’s brilliant because you just hear the funniest tales and anecdotes.”

Anne has been in Corrie since 1973, making her one of the show’s longest surviving stars.

The soap picked up seven awards at the British Soap Awards last weekend, with 39-year-old Alison being named Best Actress.

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