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Anne Kirkbride to be honoured with an outstanding achievement British Soap Award

The late Anne Kirkbride will be honoured with an Outstanding Achievement award at Saturday's British Soap Awards.

The actress, who died suddenly aged 60 in January, played Deirdre Barlow for 42 years on Coronation Street.

Her Corrie husband William Roache and Bev Callard (Liz McDonald) will give the award to Anne's real life husband David Beckett.

But it's not the only award she's in line for. Anne also has soap award nomination for Scene of the Year, for her trifle-throwing meltdown last year.

Deirdre's on-screen death and funeral were filmed this week, after her Corrie friend Bev Unwin (Susie Blake) revealed she had died suddenly in her garden after suffering a suspected brain aneurysm.