Coronation Street icon William Roache has praised his current storylines on the ITV soap, saying that “the Barlow family is stronger now than it’s ever been”.
This week’s episodes have seen Ken’s son Daniel revealed to be the family member who attacked him, sending the Weatherfield stalwart flying down the stairs at Number One.
Speaking about the revelations, Roache said to RadioTimes.com: “The secret was very well kept and it’s very clever that Ken forgives Daniel.”
But the actor didn’t speak so highly of Ken’s parenting skills, adding: “Ken has produced one of the worst possible families you can imagine. My genes aren’t all that brilliant.
“But I love the new dynamic. Traditionally, it’s been a female set-up with Blanche and Deirdre. And now I’ve got all these wonderful, dysfunctional male like Adam and Daniel and Peter. And there’s still Tracy, of course. I’m hoping we’ll be a little mafia family.”
Talking on the red carpet at this year’s British Soap Awards, Roache said of the current standard of Coronation Street: “The standard just gets higher and higher each year.”
Next week’s episodes of Coronation Street will see Ken convince Daniel to burn the evidence of his guilt, but a strong reaction looks set to come from the other Barlow family members once they discover the family’s secrets.
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