Of course, Ken and Wendy’s professional partnership in the 1980s became something entirely more personal when passion exploded over the desks at the now-defunct Weatherfield Recorder. So is Kerr prepared to get some flak should Wendy try to come between Deirdre and Ken again?
“There might be some who are pleased to see her back, there may be others who are worried that it’ll upset Ken and Deirdre’s marriage again. But it adds a bit of spice to Ken’s life, so who knows? Her reappearance has certainly opened up a hornet’s nest!
“It’s much more interesting playing a character who’s bad as there’s more conflict and drama. But, to be honest, last time I didn’t have a problem at all – the fans are generally very nice and love the drama.”
And how was it working with William Roache again after all these years?
“It was lovely to see Bill again, absolutely fantastic. I haven’t seen him for years so it was really nice. He’s amazing.”
It remains to be seen whether the romance between Wendy and Ken will be rekindled, for at the moment their priority is the future of the school. But despite this being a meeting of minds, does Kerr feel that there is that old spark between them? And how would Dierdre react if she found out?
“Yes I do, but at the moment it just feels like they’re testing each other out. I think Deirdre though would feel insecure and angry with Ken for putting her through it all again. Undoubtedly she’d think the worst. Even if there is nothing going on, Deirdre will assume there is, especially because he’s not being upfront about it.”
See Wendy’s return to Coronation Street on Monday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV1