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She made brief appearances in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in 1993 and alongside Steve Coogan and John Thomson in a Granada TV pilot entitled The Dead Good Shows.She rose to prominence in 1994 as her created character Mrs Merton on the mock chat show The Mrs Merton Show under her married name of Caroline Hook.The guests were real-life celebrities, not actors, who found themselves the subject of outrageous faux naïve questions – in one memorable example the wife of magician Paul Daniels, Debbie Mc Gee, was asked "So, what first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?

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Caroline Mary Aherne (24 December 1963 – 2 July 2016) was an English comedian and BAFTA-winning writer and actress, best known for performing as the acerbic chat show host Mrs Merton, various roles in the The Fast Show, and as the lead role in the The Royle Family, which she co-wrote.

Aherne began performing on the Manchester comedy circuit as characters such as Mitzi Goldberg, lead singer of the comedy country and western act the Mitzi Goldberg Experience, and Sister Mary Immaculate, an Irish nun.

She developed her Mrs Merton character with Frank Sidebottom for his show on Piccadilly Radio, where she worked as a receptionist.

Aherne's first TV appearances were as Mrs Merton in a semi-regular spot on the Granada TV discussion show "Upfront" in 1990.

Manning clashed with Wilson and Aherne, although he acknowledged that One Foot in the Grave was funny.

The series ran in various formats from 1994 to 1997, winning a BAFTA for Best Chat Show in 1997.The success of the show was partly attributed to the "round vowel sounds of the North West accent" which "naturally sound safe and unthreatening" and which allowed the character "to ask the most outrageous, below-the-belt questions of her guest stars".The Mrs Merton character was given a sitcom, Mrs Merton and Malcolm, which depicted her home life with her "mummy's boy" son (played by co-writer Craig Cash).This aspect of Malcolm's character was exaggerated to the point that many complained the series ridiculed those with learning difficulties.Mrs Merton and Malcolm lasted one series, and was released on DVD in 2008.Between 19 she appeared in and wrote for the BBC comedy series The Fast Show.

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