Ken Barlow (played by William Roache) devastated Coronation Street fans when he announced to his dog Eccles it was time for him to leave the cobbles behind. Luckily, viewers were invited to join the stalwart on his latest adventure to the Stillwaters retirement complex but after splitting with Claudia Colby (Rula Lenska), Ken could find himself having to return to the complex after receiving some heartbreaking news.
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In the soap’s 10,000th episode, Ken decided it was time to move away from the cobbles with girlfriend Claudia.
The Coronation Street stalwart had second thoughts about leaving but when he saw how happy his daughter, Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) was in his home, he realised it was time to go.
Tracy and Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) began fighting over who would move into the iconic address as soon as Ken announced his news.
Eventually Tracy, her husband Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) and Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) moved into No.1.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Ken struggled to settle into Stillwaters (Image: ITV)
Meanwhile, Ken and Claudia settled into life at the retirement complex and the stalwart was pleased to be reunited with good friend Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden).
However, the pair soon realised something odd was going on with Charles Moore (Michael Elwyn)