Coronation Street star rushed to hospital with broken arm – but faces SIX-hour A&E stay | The Sun

CORONATION Street star Anne Reid spent six hours in A&E after breaking her arm.

The actress, 87, thanked nurses and doctors for caring for her, as her fans rushed to send their well wishes.


Anne – who is well-loved for playing Valerie Barlow, tweeted: “Last Thursday night I spent six hours in A&E at @NHSEnglandLDN #UCLH with a broken arm.

“The nurses and doctors were absolutely brilliant so kind and caring I can't thank them enough.”

Bonnie Langford replied to her: “Wishing you better soon, Annie xx 😥🤗.”

While Annette Badland added: “Hope you mend quickly Anne.”

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Anne played Valerie from the years 1961 until 1971 and was a fan favourite before she was killed off.

Her character died from being electrocuted and her exit shocked the media and prompted fans to send sympathy cards and wreaths to the network.

During her time on the show she married Ken Barlow played by Bill Roache in August 1962.

Their wedding was watched by a whopping 15.8 million viewers.

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In 1965, Val and Ken had twins, and the network again received a handful of gifts addressed to the couple.

Aside from Corrie, Anne has starred in a whole host of hugely popular TV show throughout her career.

She played Jean in the sitcom Dinnerladies between 1998 and 2000.

The star also had a role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax between 2012 and 2020 for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.

Anne won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year and also received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film The Mother in 2003.

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