Coronation Street residents Ken and Deirdre Barlow are both recidivist adulterers who’ve had more affairs than they’ve had hot dinners, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise to Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride) when she once again catches hubby Ken with another woman…
But she is both surprised and shocked when she follows Ken – after suspecting he’s up to something – and sees him paying a visit to his former mistress Wendy Crozier!
Wendy (Roberta Kerr) and Ken (Bill Roache) had an affair over twenty years ago, and since then, Wendy’s been married and widowed but she and Ken renewed their acquaintance as both battled for a place on the Board of Governors of Bessie Street Primary. Though quite why I can’t imagine given that neither have young children. But hey ho.
And Ken of course decided against informing Deirdre that he’d bumped into Wendy again, given that his affair with her ended up with Deirdre divorcing him… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will most likely know, actress Roberta Kerr has made a cobbles comeback after more than twenty years away in the role of Ken Barlow’s former mistress, Wendy Crozier.
However, when we see Wendy again in forthcoming episodes, we’ll discover that after her affair with Ken, she got married – and is now Mrs Papadopolous – and for a while, she moved away from Manchester.
Speaking to Soaplife about the role, and if there’s any chance of a rekindling of the romance between Ken (Bill Roache) and Wendy, Roberta began by explaining how Wendy bumps into Ken again.
She said, “Wendy’s Vice Chair of the Bessie Street School Governors and Head teacher Brian Packham [Peter Gunn] has asked Ken to be on the governing body which is unbeknown to Wendy.
“She rushes into the meeting late and she’s shocked to see that he’s there. Then it gets worse… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street resident Ken Barlow has, in his time, had more affairs than he’s had hot dinners and one of those illicit dalliances was with Wendy Crozier back in 1989. That affair led to Ken and Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride) divorcing in 1990…
So it’s little surprise then that when Ken (Bill Roache) bumps into Wendy again, he decides it would be for the best if he didn’t mention it to Deirdre!
The reunion of former lovers Ken and Wendy (Roberta Kerr) is prompted after Ken puts himself forward to take up a spot on the board of governors at Bessie Street Primary, where of course Brian Packham (Peter Gunn) is headmaster.
However, though initially nobody else comes forward to contest Ken for the role on the board, a latecomer, Mrs Papadopolous – who may or may not been the wife of the EastEnders’ launderette owner – puts herself in the running at the eleventh hour… Read more & comment »