Coronation Street star Alexandra Mardell has delighted fans by sharing a fascinating backstage photo.
The actress who plays bubbly barmaid Emma Brooker posted a picture from the Corrie set on her Instagram.
Movingly the photo proves that, right down to the production equipment, the soap is ‘Classic Corrie’ to its very core.
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Alexandra photographed bright green covers bearing Coronation Street icon Hilda Ogden’s famous three flying ducks that hung on her ‘murial’ at 13 Coronation Street.
Hilda, played by the late Jean Alexander, could never get the middle duck to stay straight.
And it was often seen hanging loose with navigational problems.
“Even behind the scenes, classic Corrie through and through,” wrote Alexandra.
Fans flocked to tell the star that her picture had sparked nostalgia.
And co-star Daniel Brocklebank told her: “I’ve never noticed them!!”
“Aww Hilda and Stan Ogden’s ducks…brings back memories watching the old Corrie xx” said one fan.
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And another viewer said with a love heart emoji: “I swear those geese made me hear, Stanley!
“Jean delivered the best line ever on tv when Stan asked what the taste was and she replied…Woman Stanley, Woman!”
Another fan was fascinated to have a glimpse backstage.
“I never imagine that the Corrie homes are in a studio like this lol,” they said.
Jean, who died in October 2016 aged 90, played sharp-tongued Hilda, one of Coronation Street’s best known characters, from 1964 to 1987.
Her final scenes in the programme were aired on Christmas Day 1987, attracting nearly 27 million viewers, the highest number in the show’s 60 year history.