TWO Barrow bar staff got the chance to offer some romantic advice for a TV star on Coronation Street.

During a love crisis storyline, actress Sarah Lancashire got some helpful advice from Gail Marclough and Andrea Low.

She replied with a signed thank-you card for the two bar staff.

The Mail on February 9, 1996, Gail and Andrea took part in a feature giving with love life tips to Sarah's character Raquel at the Rovers Return on Coronation Street.

Both said Raquel should dump dishy Des Barnes, played by Philip Middlemiss, and opt for married life with reliable supermarket manager Curly Watts, played by Kevin Kennedy.

Sarah Lancashire made a return to Coronation Street in 2000 and has since received the OBE.