The ashes of a cat which featured in the titles of Coronation Street are to be sold at auction, it was announced today.
Frisky starred in the soap’s opening sequence for 10 years and was seen at the start of more than 1,000 episodes, crouching on the roof of Jack Duckworth’s pigeon loft.
His owner, John Rimington, who is putting his pet’s remains up for auction next week in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, said: “Frisky was not only a much-loved family pet, but also captured the heart of the nation and made thousands of pounds for charities. We were very proud to be his owners and we are keen to keep his memory alive.”
The tabby was hired in 1990 after beating 5,000 other potential cats to the role.
He raised money for charity through numerous personal appearances until his death in 2000 at the age of 14.
His ashes, sealed in a wooden casket with a brass plaque, are expected to fetch up to £150 (€180).
The auction will take place next Thursday.