Corrie Jack Quits Street

July 15, 2009 by  
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Coronation Street legend Jack Duckworth is leaving Weatherfield – but he will not be leaving the show.

Actor Bill Tarmey, 68, who has played the character for 30 years, is cutting back on acting after suffering health problems.

Pigeon fan Jack will be moving out of the house he shared with late wife Vera to live with new love Connie Rathbone in the fictional suburb of Middleton.

Tarmey suffered a major heart attack in 1976 and underwent bypass surgery in 1986. He had a pacemaker fitted following a second heart attack in 2002.

Jack will remain in the show, popping into the Rovers Return for the odd pint of Newton and Ridleys, for as Jack put it himself: “as long as this place still sells beer… I’ll still be wanting to drink it?.

You will be missed, Jack.