Loose Women brought joy to Coronation Street fans as they reunited a classic couple on the show.
ITV viewers were treated to Claire and Ashley Peacock being brought back together.
It’s been more than 10 years since Steven Arnold and Julia Haworth have been seen on the soap as a couple.
The much-loved character Ashley was killed off in the soap’s dramatic tram crash storyline to mark its 50th anniversary in 2010.
During the live episode, Ashley went to Peter Barlow’s stag night at The Joinery Bar and just as he was leaving, an explosion severed the overhead railway line and the tram derailed leaving Ashley, Peter and Nick Tilsley trapped.
As Nick managed to get Pete out to safety, the roof collapsed and Ashley was crushed to death, leaving viewers devastated.
Claire was left to take care of her and Ashley’s son Freddie and Ashley’s adopted son Josh.
Then in 2011, Claire and her two sons were smuggled out of Weatherfield after escaping the police for pushing Tracy Barlow and leaving her fighting for her life.
But fans were treated to Steven and Julia being on-screen together again on Thursday as they joined the Loose Women panel via video link.
And they’ve barely changed!
The pair discussed how they felt filming their final scenes before Ashley was killed.
“Our final scene together… obviously the viewers had no idea what was to come but we did,” Julia said.
“But that scene was so hard to film, wasn’t it Stevie?”
Steven added: “It really was. We were basically saying goodby to one another as we were doing it. That’s how it felt.”
He later commented: “I couldn’t have picked a better person to work with than Julia,” as she interjected: “Aw Stevie, I feel the same.
“You know that.”
Steven also went on to reveal that he begged bosses to kill Ashley, the son of Fred Elliott, off after they told him they were writing him out.
“When I went upstairs to see Phil Collinson [former Corrie producer] about it, he said ‘we’re shutting down the character.’
“I said, ‘fair enough, but please, please, tell me you’re killing me off?’
“Because I wanted to go and like turn the page and start a new chapter so there’s never that thing in my mind saying, ‘am I going to go back, am I not?'”
Steven was also full of praise for his on-screen dad, played by the late John Savident.
“We were so close,” Steven said. “John was like a second dad to me and he always used to call me [his] surrogate son.
“I say this in every interview I do but John taught be 95% of what I know today.”
He added: “I owe that man so much. I have so many good memories of working with him.”