Corrie's Ken gets a dog's life
09:30 22 November 2005
'Coronation Street' star Ken Barlow is to be tormented by a dog that won't stop biting him.
The long-serving character, played by Bill Roache, will be driven barking mad by the mutt after his mother-in-law Blanche Hunt, played by 69-year-old Maggie Jones, inherits the pooch, called Eccles, in her friend's will.
Viewers will see the dog bite Ken every time he enters the same room as the pesky pet, prompting the long-suffering character to get down on all fours and growl at his four-legged tormentor to try and make it stop.
A soap insider is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "It is fantastically funny TV. To have someone as staid as Ken down on all fours barking in the face of a dog is hilarious.
"Ken's life goes from bad to worse when Eccles starts tearing up his newspapers and adopts his favourite chair!"
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