For 23 years, Jean starred in ‘Corrie’ as Hilda Ogden, one of the most iconic characters ever to grace the cobbles, providing some of the funniest moments in the soap’s 56-year history.
Following her death earlier this year, at the age of 90, it has now been confirmed that producers intend to pay their respects to Jean with her own tribute show, ‘Hilda Ogden’s Last Ta-Ra - A Tribute To Jean Alexander’.
“Jean was a much loved actress and the public outpouring of grief following her death reminded many at the top of television how iconic soap characters were in the days before TV had so many channels.”
The source adds: “There was even talk of putting the tribute to Jean Alexander out on Christmas Day she was that big a character on screen for ITV, but it is now looking like airing just before on December 20.”
The day after her death in October, ‘Corrie’ dedicated an episode of the soap to her memory, with a message reading “In memory of Jean Alexander 1926-2016” appearing on screen after the credits rolled.