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Corrie fans all say the same thing as they predict new romance after brutal rejection
Coronation Street fans are convinced a new romance is on the horizon for former lovers Ken Barlow and Wendy Papadopoulos.The duo embarked on an affair back in the late 80s which led to his first divorce with his late wife Dierdre Barlow.During Tuesday night's instalment of the ITV soap, viewers were left baffled after Nigel tried his luck at asking Wendy out, with several believing she still has underlying feelings for past flame.READ MORE: Coronation Street signs up Waterloo Road star as ITV newbie - with a connection to soapTaking to social media, one fan wrote: "Come on Wendy put this poor guy out of his misery and tell him you’ve got the hots for Ken not him #Corrie.""Wendy wants Ken #Corrie," speculated a second.While a third added: "I thought Wendy would be more interested in Ken.."Towards the end of the episode, a stunned Wendy approached Ken at his house to tell him that she had been asked out.Informing Ken that she rejected the offer, she said: "Well I lightly told him that it wasn't appropriate while we were working on the play together."She then questioned why he took it upon himself to encourage Nigel to ask her out, before asking: "And why are you suddenly avoiding me?""Ken, we were together for quite some time. I know when you're fibbing!," she added.Ken then confessed that the reason behind his decision was actually because he still has feelings for Wendy.But it seems viewers predictions may take a bit of time to come true as a stunned Wendy didn't know what to respond to her ex-lover."I know it's a lot to take in, two propositions in one day.
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Corrie Wendy Crozier star's life - 'In bed with Ken Barlow' to rival soap roles
Coronation Street viewers will receive a blast from the past when Wendy Crozier returns to the cobbles in upcoming scenes.Wendy was last seen in Weatherfield over a decade ago - and has now returned as a foster carer for Abi Webster's baby Alfie.However, after her affair with Ken Barlow in 1989 and failed rekindling of their romance back in 2012, what does this mean for Wendy? And how will she feel if she bumps into Ken again?While viewers wait to see if Wendy and Ken's romance will blossom again, Daily Star takes a look inside the life of Coronation Street Wendy Crozier actress Roberta Kerr.Although one of Roberta's most famous roles was as Wendy Crozier in Coronation Street, the actress first made her TV debut in another rival soap.From 1984-1985, Roberta played Sally Haynes in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and later landed a role as Jan Glover in ITV's Emmerdale from 1994-1998.She also had a role as Judge Barrett in Hollyoaks in 2017 - making her one of the actors to have appeared in most of the UK's soap operas.That's not all, as the actress has also appeared in some of the UK's biggest TV programmes including Casualty, Doctors, Downton Abbey and The Royal Today.Roberta Kerr's character Wendy Crozier is well known to Coronation Street fans, after she first appeared in Weatherfield in 1989.From there, Wendy became involved in a huge affair with Ken Barlow after she landed a job working alongside him on the local newspaper.However, their affair ultimately led to the breakup of Ken's marriage to Dierdre Barlow - with Ken losing his job at the paper.Although Wendy later left the cobbles in 1990, she came back in 2012 and it is yet to be seen if romance is on the cards again for Ken.Speaking about the upcoming scenes on
William Roache - Ken Barlow - Williams - Original Coronation Street icon dies as soap writer shares poignant tribute to star - dailystar.co.uk - county Warren
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Original Coronation Street icon dies as soap writer shares poignant tribute to star
Coronation Street’s original stars has sadly died at the age of 94.Ernst Walder played Ivan Cheveski on the ITV cobbles, one of the original cast members alongside the likes of Ken Barlow star William Roache.He was also the boyfriend of the ITV soap’s co-creator Tony Warren in the 1960s.But today, ex-Corrie writer Daran Little confirmed that the star sadly died last December.He told Twitter followers: “Very sad to read of the passing of dearest Ernst Walder."An original C St cast member who quickly became Tony Warren's boyfriend before Tony caught him in bed with another cast member."He added: “Ernst used to send my sons chocolates every Christmas and was the loveliest man."Ernst held the role of Ivan from 1960 until 1963, and made further appearances in 1966 and 1967.His character Ivan was married to Elsie Tanner’s daughter Linda, and when it turned out Linda was pregnant the pair decided to rekindle their love after an initial separation.In 1984, it was revealed that the couple had gone their separate ways off-screen.His last appearance came in late September that year.Tributes have also been pouring in for Ernst online, with one fan writing: “Rest in Peace Ernst.” Another penned: “Sad to read of the death of Ernst Walder, he played Ivan Cheveski in Coronation Street and was one of the original characters back in 1960. “Extremely close to Pat Phoenix, he had so much charisma in those early years.
Bill Roache - Ken Barlow - Corrie legend Bill Roache used secret mental powers to get his stolen car returned - dailystar.co.uk - Birmingham
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Corrie legend Bill Roache used secret mental powers to get his stolen car returned
Coronation Street favourite unleashed the power of his mind to get it back - and boasted it was in better condition than when it was nicked.Bill - Corrie’s Ken Barlow for more than 60 years - said the universe stepped in to help him after he put himself in a good mood and forgave the thieves.He claimed: “With love and forgiveness, things do get easier, even when life throws you an unexpected challenge.“I got in my Volvo once and drove to a shop just around the corner from my home.“I jumped out and nipped in to pick up an item, and when I came out, my car had gone.“As I was so close to the shop, I’d left the keys in it – and of course, if you’ve left your keys in your car, your insurance doesn’t apply.“When I’d got over the shock and was in a better frame of mind, I thought, ‘The person who’s stolen the car is not living a good life, so I wish them well and hope they will learn from this experience and will sort themselves out’.”To mark his 90th birthday, Bill has released a new special edition of his self-help guide Life and Soul.And inside he has shared his spiritual skills that have helped him overcome all sorts of problems - including his pinched motor.He explained: “A few months later I got a call from the police to say my car had been found and was in a pound in Birmingham.“When I went to the pound, I saw a row of battered and bashed cars, and at the end, gleaming, clean and in perfect condition, was mine.“So I got my car back in better condition than I’d left it in.“When we practise avoiding blame and sending forgiveness, we eventually get to the point where it’s almost a habit.“The minute we feel anxious or insecure, whoomph – we just go into that place of calm.”“I jumped out and nipped in to pick up an item, and
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Coronation Street Dennis Tanner star's life - soap exit, record holder and pop career
Coronation street - with his appearance surprising both viewers and Weatherfield residents.He returned to the street on this day in 2011 (May 12), after 43 years away from the soap - with Dennis Tanner actor Philip Lowrie remaining on Coronation Street for a further three years before departing once more.To mark the anniversary of Dennis Tanner's return to the cobbles, Daily Star takes a look inside the life of actor Philip Lowrie - from connections to Victoria Wood to a hidden popstar career.Philip Lowrie was one of the Coronation Street OGs when the soap began on December 9, 1960 - but he originally auditioned for the part of Ken Barlow, before William Roache was offered the role.Instead, Philip was cast as the cobbles first bad-boy Dennis Tanner, with the character fresh out of a six-month stint in prison and hoping to embark on a career as a talent manager and a singer.During his time on the cobbles, a future fan favourite was also introduced as an acquaintance of Dennis' - the lovable Rita Littlewood - later known as Rita Sullivan, who famously ran the cobble's newsagents for many years when she joined the soap as a permanent character in 1972.Two years after joining the soap, Philip shared a similarity with his on-screen counterpart when he decided to embark on a career as a pop star.In 1963, he recorded a single called I Might Have Known at London's famous Abbey Road Studios, but the song failed to reach the UK charts.It is reported that his pop star career did not take off and he continued to play Dennis Tanner until Philip decided to leave Coronation Street in 1968.Dennis was written out of the series after his character left for a new job in Bristol alongside wife Jenny Sutton - and it would be many years
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Ken Barlow's former lover Wendy Crozier due to make shock return to Coronation Street
Coronation Street's Ken Barlow will reunite with former lover Wendy Crozier, as actress Roberta Kerr is due to make a return to the cobbles for the first time in over a decade.The pair are set to be involved in a dramatic new storyline.According to The Sun: “Wendy was run out of the cobbles by Ken 10 years ago after she tried to rekindle their affair and she’s stayed away.“But this summer she will make a comeback as a social worker involved with another street resident and end up bumping into her old flame.“Has Wendy changed or will she want to get her claws back into Ken?”Wendy arrived in Weatherfield in 1989, where she was given a job on journalist Ken Barlow's (William Roache) newspaper.The pair embarked on an affair while Ken was married to Deirdre.Deirdre sought revenge, leading to Ken losing his job and Wendy replacing him as editor of the newspaper they worked on.Feeling depressed about the state of his life, Ken decided to leave Wendy and return to Deirdre.Wendy returned to the soap in 2012, becoming a Governor at Bessie Street School after her husband, Christos, died.For more of the latest showbiz news from Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.She inevitably met up with Ken again, however, he kept his distance until she convinced him they could just be friends.But Wendy was up to her old scheming ways, as she got Ken drunk and let him stay the night at hers, telling Deirdre they'd slept together, even though Ken had only slept on the sofa.With that, he decided to end their friendship for good.But could it be rekindled now Deirdre is no longer alive?The source added: “Deirdre might be gone, but Wendy will have to get through a furious Tracy if she wants Ken.
William Roache - Ken Barlow - Williams - Mike Baldwin - Corrie Bill Roache's love life - bedding 1,000 women and racy nickname it earned him - dailystar.co.uk
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Corrie Bill Roache's love life - bedding 1,000 women and racy nickname it earned him
Coronation Street legend William Roache, best known for his role as Ken Barlow on the ITV soap opera, turns 90 years old today (April 25).The ITV icon has been in the show ever since it was first aired on December 9, 1960 - making him the longest-serving television star in a continuous role in TV history, which is even listed in the Guinness World Records.During his six decades on-screen, Bill has had many dramatic and iconic storylines, such as the love triangle between Ken, his wife Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride) and her lover Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs).On the show Ken has been married four times to three different women, with his relationship with Deirdre being arguably one of the most iconic in TV history.But it would seem that his life off-air has been every bit as soapworthy as his character, Ken Barlow.From claims that the Casanova has bedded 1,000 women to the racy nickname his fellow Corrie castmates has given him, it's no surprise Bill is said to be a bit of a ladies man. Bill has said on numerous occasions how he would like to be in Coronation Street until he reach 100-years-old, which would make him first centenarian to work on a soap.It comes as a special ITV documentary, called Happy Birthday Bill, has been announced, which will celebrate the record-breaking star's life and career.
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