Cue drum roll. The dimly-remembered affair between Ken Barlow and Wendy Crozier, which broke up his marriage to Deirdre 20 years ago, has been exhumed from the land of Coronation Street plots past.
The now somewhat geriatric former lovers have been reunited as governors at Brian's school. Ken has wasted no time in dolling himself up in his best suit ("Why are you are all dressed up?" noted unknowing wife Deirdre) before flashing cheesy smiles at a private meeting with his ex lover as they enjoyed a cosy chat, ostensibly about their passion for improving the school.
This is a school, remember, Ken had no particular connection with until he was mysteriously voted in as chief governor last week in a clunky plotline. "I'm so glad we did this, "Ken smarmed, to Wendy, with a definite glint in his eye.
Meanwhile they swapped their post-affair histories - Wendy is now a widow of a Mr Papadopolous while Ken explained:"I had a son with someone else" (a son who is never seen or mentioned in the show) "and", he continued, "Deirdre married a Moroccan she met on holiday." As you do," noted Wendy. Looks like ageing romeo Ken's famous kimono could be due for another outing soon. Poor Deirdre!
Tracy and Michelle continued to be at loggerheads as the latter banned her from her home - though Tracy wheedled her way in for a smooching session with Ryan, to Michelle's fury.After rowing with his mum Ryan ended up moving out, and after failing to be allowed to stay with Tracy at Ken and Deirdre's house, moved in as an unlikely lodger with Sophie and Sally Webster. "No drugs, no rolling in all hours," demanded Sally, setting out her house rules, which is fair enough.
Meanwhile the doom and gloom that is the Tyrone / Kirsty storyline got doomier and gloomier as Kirsty's psycho bully of a dad (runs in the family) turned up and snatched the baby from the back garden. He brought the child back, then headed off snarlingly with Kirsty's cowed mum who had been sheltering with the not so happy couple. Kirsty's response as ever was to blame St Tyrone and hurl a large object at him. I'd advise Tyrone to wear a suit of armour at home at this rate. Make it stop, please
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