Corrie’s Maureen Lipman was unable to hold husband's hand as he died

Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman has revealed she was unable to hold her husband’s hand as he died in January.

Maureen, who plays Evelyn Plummer in the ITV soap, spoke to the Daily Mail and revealed her husband of 14 years tested positive for Coronavirus just days after getting the vaccine.

While Coronavirus wasn’t the cause of Guido Castro’s death, he was weakened from it.

Discussing her husband’s final moments, Maureen has revealed she wasn’t able to hold Guido’s hand, due to wearing full PPE at his bedside.

‘It is unbelievable to have to say goodbye to somebody with gloves and a pinafore on. It doesn’t bear thinking about’, she told the Mirror.

‘He survived Covid in a care home. But he didn’t really survive’.

After taking a break from filming following her partner’s death, Maureen returned to the Coronation Street set in May.

Maureen was announced as a Dame Commander in the Queen’s 2020 birthday honours.

This month, the Queen visited the Corrie set for the first time since 1982.

Discussing what it was like to be face to face with Her Majesty, Maureen added:

‘She was absolutely dazzling, and interested in all, from the sound man to the person who worked in the canteen – she has no snobbery. Even the hardest republican young actor fell in love with her. She was so ­interested and ­beautiful’.

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