Kirk Sutherland is to form an Odd Couple-style partnership with Norris Cole after walking out on his marriage to wife Beth.
The split comes after Beth attends a school reunion and is overheard by Kirk admitting that he is a lowly factory packer of limited intelligence!
Next week’s episodes of Coronation Street will then see Beth apologise and assure her Kirky that she still loves him. But it’s not enough for Kirk, who ends up leaving the house – despite the temptation of Beth parading around in new underwear.
Scenes to be shown on Friday 24 June will see Beth discover that Kirk has moved in with Norris at No 3 and is actually getting on well with his new housemate. Norris will even be seen offering to do Kirk’s laundry when Beth dumps his dirty washing on the doorstep!
So what is going on at Norris’s house that is making Kirk want to stay? Well, how about this? A draughts marathon that Kirk wins hands down. Then comes Norris teaching Kirk how to play Boggle. However, his plans go awry when Kirk comes up with a ten-letter word.
With this level of excitement on offer, will Kirk ever want to go back home?
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