'Coronation Street' Spoiler: Ken Barlow Discovers His Wife Deirdre Has Died (PICTURES)

Ken Discovers Deirdre Has Died In Emotional 'Corrie' Scenes

Coronation Street’ is set to air some of its most emotional scenes ever next week, as Ken Barlow discovers that his wife Deidre has died.


The ITV soap will bid farewell to the iconic character after actress Anne Kirkbride passed away earlier this year.

Bev tells Ken that Deirdre has died

Deirdre has been off-screen staying with friend Bev since last October, but as part of her farewell storyline, Ken (Bill Roache) will be overjoyed to hear that she has decided to return home, and quickly begins planning a surprise 60th birthday party for his wife to celebrate.

However, his elation is cut short when Bev (Susie Blake) arrives on the Street to tell him Deirdre has passed away suddenly.

Ken is dumbstruck by the news and begins to question why she stayed away from home for so long. He’s then upset to discover that Deirdre was too ashamed to face people following their daughter Tracy’s (Kate Ford) recent behaviour, which has seen her have an affair with Deirdre’s best friend Liz’s boyfriend, Tony.

Ken quickly becomes very angry at his daughter, furious that he was deprived of spending the last few weeks of Deirdre’s life apart from her because of Tracy’s affair.

The residents raise a toast to Deirdre after they find out the news

Speaking about the storyline to Digital Spy, William revealed that Ken will eventually break down in poignant scenes where he is handed back Deirdre’s glasses.

‘Coronation Street’ will air these scenes next week on ITV.

Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride Through The Years


What's Hot