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Jack Duckworth 'will speak to Vera's ghost'

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Jack Duckworth in Corrie

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Jack Duckworth's last words in Coronation Street will reportedly see him ask the ghost of his wife Vera if it is hot where she is now.

The Daily Star Sunday reports that Bill Tarmey has recently filmed his final scenes for the ITV soap. He announced in April that he was quitting the role after three decades.

It was previously claimed that bosses planned to have the spirit of his deceased wife Vera (Liz Dawn) appear.

The report now suggests that Dawn has agreed to return for the one-off appearance.

"Liz has already agreed and will be back on set in the coming weeks," a source told the paper. "They always had the comedy element as a couple and the scriptwriters get the balance just right."

They added: "Vera will try to persuade Jack to join her and reassure him he'll be OK."

Viewers will apparently see Jack ask his wife: "Is the place where you are now hot?"

A Corrie insider said that the heartbreaking scenes had left cast and crew fighting back tears.

"There are people who have been working on the show for more than 40 years who have never seen anything like it," they said.

"The scenes of Jack coming to terms with his illness and accepting that he is going to die soon have left even the hardest of us with a lump in our throats."

The source added: "Bill is playing the scenes brilliantly. But there was no way the bosses would let Jack die without one last scene with Vera."

Jack will apparently pass away after he is diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

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