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Julie Hesmondhalgh: 'I Was Overwhelmed' By The Reaction To Hayley's Final Scenes In Coronation Street'

23/01/2014 13:28 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 13:59 GMT

'National Television Awards' winner Julie Hesmondhalgh has admitted she was 'overwhelmed' by the response to her 'Coronation Street' character, Hayley Cropper's final scenes that aired earlier this week.

During a backstage interview at Wednesday night's bash, the actress - who won the Best Serial Drama Performance gong - said it was 'a privilege' to tell the story of Hayley's suicide after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh

"What I feel from people's reactions, is that in some way we've reflected something of what it's like to love somebody and to lose them," she said.

Watch the full interview with Julie above.

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