Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bill Roache: Worried Ken was being written out

Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, was speaking at a fundraiser for Rainbows children’s hospices reently.

In his speech, he referred to Ken's stroke storyline and said: “When Ken had a stroke it made me think about his mortality. I got a bit worried they might be writing him out. Fortunately his recovery was quite quick.

“I always get the doom and the gloom. I’d like a happy storyline. I used to get a bit of comedy with Blanche quite a lot, but the Barlows tend to be the misery people. Ours are ­always horrible to make everybody else’s seem better.

“I have a heavy story at the moment and it’s getting more challenging. We film sometimes 12 hours a day and then learn lines at night. I’ve a lot to do."

And long may he reign!

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vintgal003 said...

Exactly Bill......the Barlows need some levity in their lives!! Kate Oakes IF you are reading this....please....send us a 'new' Blanche or 'Sylvia'.......Corrie desperately needs another one or two of these type of characters....both of these ladies have been gone for quite some time now.... Kate.....are you listening to us ?????

Newfy Pearl said...

I wouldn't hold your breath on staying Bill Roache. Everyone is turning on you just like Tina and others I say this is the beginning of the end for Ken.

Maricha said...

If they intend to keep Bill Roache on this recent worsening of his personality will likely turn out to be caused by stroke and will disappear after another medical emergency gets him under observation at the hospital.
If his family wasn't so dysfunctional, Ken's sudden lack of filter would be their first warning that he wasn't truly recovering and they needed to contact his doctor ASAP.

Rapunzel said...

Sheesh, Bill Roache turns 85 next month. That is a heavy schedule he's coping with. I hope they're looking after him!

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