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Tracy Barlow has appeared on Coronation Street since 2002.
We have watched her light up our screens, as one of the main antagonists, with storylines involving drugs, murder and many a feud.
But while we may feel like we know Tracy very well indeed, what about the actress who plays her?
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Here is what Kate Ford's life is like away from the hit soap…
Kate Ford’s family
Kate lives in a lavish house in the affluent area of Dulwich, south London with her 12-year-old son Otis, whom she had with her TV producer ex-husband Jon Connerty.
Although, we are not sure if she is dating anyone at the moment, in a previous interview she opened up on why she was not a fan of the dating scene.
Back in 2015 she told The Mirror: “I’m not actively looking. I’m certainly not on dating websites. The thought of going on a date makes me want to run for the hills and live in a tent for the rest of my life.
“There’s no way I’m going to do that, it’d just be my worst nightmare, all that ‘Where did you go to school? Have you got any brothers or sisters?’ stuff.
"I’ve got friends who date in an American way, they’re professionals, going on two dates a day. I just couldn’t be a***d.”
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Kate Ford before Coronation Street
Before Coronation Street Kate actually had a role in rival soap EastEnders. She was in a spin-off episode that was based on characters Bianca jackson and Ricky Butcher.
Additionally, she was in a music video for The Beatles, which is about as cool as it gets.
She is looking very glamorous while leaving a shop with her friends in 1995’s Free as a Bird.
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Kate Ford’s famous best friend
Kate isn’t actually the only famous Kate to live on her street, for down the road is TV presenter Kate Thornton.
She once told The Mirror: “Last year I spent Christmas with Kate Thornton at her house and she made the most ridiculous amount of food I’ve ever seen in my life.
“We live on the same street in London and our boys are really good friends. We’re so close, and in and out of each other’s houses all the time.”
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