Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman’s heartache after being unable to hold partner’s hand in final moments

The Corrie star lost her long-term partner in January

Maureen Lipman has opened up on the heartbreaking final moments with her late partner, Guido Castro.

The 75-year-old Coronation Street actress lost her beloved partner, who battled ­Parkinson’s disease, during lockdown in January.

Guido, 84, also suffered from coronavirus before his death.

Maureen Lipman has opened up on losing her partner Guido Castro (Credit:

What did Maureen Lipman say?

Now, Maureen has shared their devastating final moments together.

Guido passed away in a care home with Maureen by his side.

She told The Mirror: “It is unbelievable to have to say goodbye to somebody with gloves and a pinafore on. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

It knocked the stuffing out of him

“He survived Covid in a care home. But he didn’t really survive.

“It knocked the stuffing out of him.”

However, the Celebrity Gogglebox star doesn’t blame the government for their rigorous restrictions at the time.

Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street
Maureen is best known for playing Evelyn on Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Maureen previously confirmed Guido’s passing in January.

At the time, she announced that her partner had died aged 84 after a short Covid-related illness.

She told the Daily Mail: “He got Covid – it wasn’t Covid that killed him but it weakened him terribly.”

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Guido tested positive for Covid just days after receiving his vaccine jab.

Maureen added: “We don’t know how he got it or when or if he had it when he got the vaccine.

“I said to Guido, ‘It’s time to go. You’ve got to let go.’ And I think for once in his life he actually did what I told him.”

Maureen Lipman on Celebrity Gogglebox
The actress lost her partner back in January (Credit:

Has Maureen previously been married?

Maureen and Guido were together for 13 years after meeting in 2008.

Meanwhile, the actress was also previously married to the late Jack Rosenthal.

The pair were together for 30 years, before he passed away from cancer in 2004.

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Jack was a screenwriter and wrote 250 episodes of Coronation Street.

Speaking about losing her husband, Maureen told Prima: “I found it almost impossible to grieve because my nature is to make people laugh.

“And then, I’d feel terrible about the fact I didn’t look like I was grieving enough.”

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