Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX (10452620x) Charlie Lawson 'Lorraine' TV show, London, UK - 22 Oct 2019 T?S CORRIE?S JIM MCDONALD SO IT IS? IS JIM SET FOR A DRAMATIC RETURN TO THE COBBLES TO MEET THE GRANDDAUGHTER HE NEVER KNEW HE HAD? & FIND OUT HOW THE MINI-STROKE HE SUFFERED ON STAGE LAST YEAR HAS CHANGED CHARLIE?S LIFE *Just over a year ago Charlie made headlines when he suffered a stroke on stage. Today he?ll be telling us how the stroke has changed him and why he wants to use the experience to help the 100,000 stroke victims in the UK every year *And it?s rather timely that this week Charlie celebrates the 30th anniversary of his debut on the cobbles. He?ll be sharing some of his highlights from his time on the street and addressing the rumours Jim?s set for yet another dramatic return?
The actor’s dog died in his arms (Picture: REX)

Coronation Street legend Charles Lawson has opened up about his grief after his beloved dog died in his arms earlier in the week.

The actor, best known for playing Jim McDonald in the ITV soap, shared an emotional tweet, admitting that he was ‘broken’ at the loss and sharing his love for anyone who had been through a similar ordeal.

He wrote on his Twitter account: ‘My heart is busted. Rex died in my arms yesterday morning.

‘To all folk out there going through losing a brother, for that’s what he was, smile soon. Xxx’

He added: ‘We shared many’s a winter’s field sports together, many’s pub fire and a barrel of laughs!’

Charles has two remaining dogs to help him through but any pet owner knows the agony of losing part of the family.

He said: ‘It’s hard, but we’re ok knowing he had a bloody brilliant life.’

Charles was last seen in Coronation Street in 2018 when it was revealed he faked that his and Liz’s daughter was still alive.

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