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Coronation Street's Alan Halsall has been struggling to cope with the loss of Bill Tarmey. Lucy-Jo Hudson, Halsall's wife of five years, revealed that the couple have been grieving for their friend and former co-star, who died in November aged 71. "Losing Bill has affected us both but it has hit Al especially hard," she told the Daily Star. "In his early days at Corrie he was like a surrogate dad to Al and guided him. "He taught him how to be professional and shared his words of wisdom. He will always be a legend and Al will never forget what he's done for him." The Wild at Heart actress continued: "We're still in touch with Bill's wife Alma. She knows what a close bond they had so she gave Al Bill's watch, which he never takes off." Hudson further commented that Tarmey would have been (more) »

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