One of the best-known couples in television history, Coronation Street’s Jack and Vera Duckworth have been immortalised in wax by Madame Tussauds. The famously fiery couple have been chosen by guests visiting the world famous attraction as their favourites to join other legendary characters on the custom-built Rovers Return set.
Among the most-loved of all Britain’s TV characters, Jack and Vera were no strangers to Blackpool. In fact, when they weren’t in the middle of an argument, they often talked on the Corrie cobbles about retiring to the seaside resort.
So it feels justifiably fitting that they should join other characters in the fully licensed Rovers Return set, which already includes fellow legends Ken and Deirdre Barlow, Hilda Ogden and Bet Lynch.
1979: Jack Duckworth makes his first appearance attending her work colleague’s son’s wedding to Gail Porter
1981: Occurs on a recurring basis
1983: Jack and Vera Duckworth move to the Street
1983: Jack gets himself in deep water with Vera when he signs up to a video dating agency and Vera finds out
1985: The Duckworth’s son begins dating Andrea Clayton causing a feud between the Duckworths and Claytons
1992: Their son is imprisoned for GBH, his pregnant girlfriend (Lisa Horton) gives birth to their Grandson Tommy
1993: After Lisa is killed in a car Tommy is cared for by Jack and Vera Duckworth, but when Terry is released from prison he takes custody of Tommy and sells the child to Lisa’s parents
2000: Vera informs Jack she had an affair earlier in their relationship and that their son, Terry, may not be his
2007: The Duckworth’s celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary
2008: His beloved wife Vera Duckworth dies
2009: Jack meets Connie Rathbone a fellow widow and pigeon enthusiast
2010: Jack passes away in his chair at home but is joined in ghost-form by his wife Vera