KEN'S IN TROUBLE AGAIN...IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS.Coronation Street Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. It is the longest-running television soap opera in the United Kingdom, first broadcast on Friday, 9 December, 1960 in the Granada region of ITV. is set for a Christmas shocker - a baby snatch drama piling more misery on Ken
Actress Denise Black, who played Ken's wayward lover, will return to grab the son she left behind - and help boost ratings when the show moves to a four-times-a-week slot.
Denise, who played hairdresser Denise Osbourne, quit the soap in December. She was last seen dumping Ken, played by Bill Roache, and their baby son Daniel to run off with her brother- in-law.
A show source said: "The Christmas storyline will be heartbreaking but very dramatic.
"Ken is devastated when he returns home the week before Christmas and finds his son gone.
"He simply can't believe he's been snatched by the woman who dumped them. He immediately starts a custody battle Noun 1. custody battle - litigation to settle custody of the children of a divorced couple
judicial proceeding, litigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights .
"Denise plays heavily on the fact that she is the mother, while Ken uses the fact that he is back in a relationship with his ex-wife Deirdre.
"Deirdre actually goes to court with him for support, but she gets angry when she finds out he tries to use their friendship as a lever to get Daniel back.
"It will be a real cliffhanger cliff·hang·er
1. A melodramatic serial in which each episode ends in suspense.
2. A suspenseful situation occurring at the end of a chapter, scene, or episode.
Ken Barlow Kenneth "Ken" Barlow is a fictional character in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He is the only surviving character from the first episode of the series, in 1960 and is commonly known by his fans as the 'Silver Fox', in part because of his ability has faced repeated Christmas heart-ache over the years. A succession of women, including Denise, have left him crying over the cake.
The source added: "I don't think anyone can remember the last time Ken had a good Christmas.
"Once again he's in for a miserable time."