Coronation Street actor William Roache has revealed the stroke storyline involving Ken Barlow made him "paranoid" about his job. He’s the longest standing cast member of the popular British soap, but could Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow be about to say goodbye to the cobbles for good? Coronation Street’s Barlow clan find themselves at the centre of a dramatic whodunnit when it is revealed that Ken Barlow did not fall down the stairs – he was pushed. He's now back at home and long lost son Daniel Osbourne and womaniser grandson Adam are in Weatherfield, too. The return of Peter Barlow last month rocked the cobbles when a massive row between him and his dad ended in Ken suffering a stroke. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. TENSE: Will Ken Barlow survive a second stroke? Later that year, Ida died in a road accident. Peter Barlow is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Chris Gascoyne since 2000. Asked if the storyline made him think about his own health, the actor reiterated: "No - it made me feel paranoid about my job. said Roache. William Patrick Roache MBE (born 25 April 1932) is an English actor. #Corrie" ITV. 3 Bill is the longest-serving … The Corrie stalwart, 84, to… You're no Ken Barlow babe Why does the only bizzie in Wetherfield Craig geg into everything?? 11 opening up on texts he received from one of Mikel Arteta’s team, Mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid 'may have been alien spacecraft' claims ET expert, Oumuamua, a space rock which passed through our solar system in 2017 could have been a spaceship home to sophisticated alien technology, according to top astronomer Professor Avi Loeb of Harvard University, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka's Arsenal form put down to Thomas Partey, Arsenal hero Tony Adams believes Thomas Partey’s arrival has had a direct impact on the form of wonderkids Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. He’s … I don't know. Fans will remember that Ken was brutally attacked by his own son Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) in a shocking whodunnit in 2017. So I thought 'Well if I bite my tongue like that and trying to talk like that...' she [Manchester stroke specialist Pippa Tyrell] said perfect, that's it. As his alter ego, Casanova Ken, he is on his third wife and has had 24 girlfriends. The actor, who has played Ken Barlow … In shocking scenes aired on Monday night's episode, Ken had a huge fight with his son Peter Barlow (returning actor Chris Gascoyne). They added to the Sun: "That isn't lost on any of Weatherfield's residents – who are all in uproar after the news of his sudden predicament becomes known.". In fact, Ken’s stroke is part of a plot which intends to bring the Barlow family back to the fore. Ken will be rushed to hospital, in scenes that imitate real-life as actor Bill Roache was hospitalised with the killer disease just days before his 80th birthday in 2012. STROKE: Ken Barlow seems to have recovered (Image: ITV) Ken, who has been in the soap since it started back on December 9, 1960, is said to leave other residents of the street seriously concerned. Ken Barlow is the only surviving member of the characters that appeared in the very first episode of the Street. CORONATION Street’s Bill Roache has revealed he feared his 57 years on the soap had come to an end following Ken Barlow’s life-threatening stroke in October. "Well when I first heard about it I was a bit paranoid - first thing I said was do I get better?" Ken, who has been in the soap since it started back on December 9, 1960, is said to leave other residents of the street seriously concerned. "He is rushed to hospital and his life is very much hanging in the balance.". Bill – who played Anne’s onscreen husband Ken Barlow for four decades – said the 60-year-old had believed in ‘life after death’ and ‘loved angels’. Ken Barlow gave us all a fright on last night's episode (17 October) of Coronation Street when he fell to the floor after suffering a stroke – with many taking to Twitter to express their shock. STROKE: Ken Barlow seems to have recovered (Image: ITV) Ken, who has been in the soap since it started back on December 9, 1960, is said to leave other residents of the street seriously concerned. The 85-year-old … ITV. Ken Barlow (Picture: ITV) He’s played Ken Barlow on the cobbles for 56 years but William Roache has admitted that he thought he was a goner when he was told of his character’s stroke storyline. With the stroke storyline, Roache said that he wanted to ensure that what went on screen was "medically correct". The source explained the chance of him making it out the other side would be slim due to his first hospital stay. 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Viewers took to social media in their droves as they reacted to long-standing character Ken Barlow falling to the floor as he suffered a stroke, with some fans fearing that he had died. Actor William will return, but future episodes will see Ken and Claudia’s new life at Still Waters Luxury retirement complex. Slightly improbably, Ken has become the Street's lothario - racking up a total of 21 screen lovers; and more improbably he still lives on the street where he was born, having lived in a total of 8 different addresses in that one street. Unlike his older brother Ken, who's still a huge part of life in Weatherfield today, the character of David Barlow only lasted for eight years. Reactions: Foodaholic, Tinkerbell cat, lamaya11047 and … KEN Barlow’s health will take a turn for the worse in Coronation Street as he’s rushed to hospital with a potentially fatal infection in upcoming episodes. As strait-laced Ken Barlow, he has managed to chalk up 28 girlfriends in more than half a century on the box. Corrie's Ken Barlow (Bill Roache) was left fighting for his life after suffering a stroke in Monday night's episode. Coronation Street star Bill Roache says Peter Barlow's alcoholism storyline has been a harrowing reminder of the friends he has lost in real life to addiction Sections, Peter Barlow, played by Chris Gascoyne, at the bedside of his father Ken, played by William Roache (Mark Bruce/ITV/PA Wire). Viewers were shocked on Monday night when the soap stalwart, played by William Roache, was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. The grandfather – played by Corrie… But it appears he could be set to have another stroke, his second in less than six months. Ken Barlow, played by William Roache, made his Coronation Street debut in the soap’s first episode on December 9 1960. The senior Barlow had been excitedly preparing for his trip away. 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