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And the winner is... you vote for your favourite family.

IT was a tough decision to make, but our readers have voted for their favourite ever Coronation Street family.

Looking back over the past six decades, fans voted all last week to decide between the many Corrie clans that have kept them entertained over the years.

Viewers chose between the Barlows, the Platts, the Gilroys, the Bradleys, the Duckworths, the Websters, the McDonalds, the Battersbys, the Grimshaws, the Connors, the Windasses and the Nazirs - and the Duckworths won hands down.

Jack and Vera, who despaired at the antics of their wayward son Terry and treated Tyrone Dobbs as their own, received 43 per cent of the vote.

Jack and his 'little swamp duck' Vera were one of Corrie's bestloved couples.

Played by Bill Tarmey and Liz Dawn, the Duckworths battled constantly throughout their relationship and split over Jack's eye for other women, his betting, beloved pigeons and time spent propping up the bar at the Rovers.

And some of their biggest arguments were over scheming son Terry, played by Nigel Pivaro, who tried to sell their grandson Tommy.

In 2008, the episode in which Vera died peacefully in her sleep in her armchair, was seen by more than 12 million viewers.

Two years later Jack died at home in his chair after slipping out of his own 74th birthday party and he was joined by the ghost of Vera. The nation was in tears as their lodger Tyrone Dobbs, who was seen as a son by the couple, told him 'good night, dad.' The Platts, who almost met a watery grave at the hands of serial killer Richard Hillman, were next with 23pc, followed by the Barlows with 15pc.

The Connors, who recently went through tragedy with the death of Kate's wife Rana in the collapse of the Underworld factory, received 7pc followed by the fearsome Battersbys with 4pc.

The Gilroys, who famously ruled the roost at the iconic boozer the Rovers Return, received 3pc.

The dysfunctional McDonalds and the Websters received 2pc and the Bradleys chalked up just 1pc.

But sadly for the Windasses and the Nazirs, they didn't receive any votes.

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Date:Apr 21, 2019
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