CORONATION Street legend Ken Barlow decided that Stillwaters’ high life at retirement home would never be for him and broke the news to his partner Claudia Colby. Claudia-who is played by Rula Lenska on the ITV soap-was dumped by Ken when she declared she wanted to stay. But does this mean that she quit the show for good? Here’s what you need to know about Claudia’s exit.
Has Rula Lenska quit the Corrie for good?
The Sun Online exclusively reported that after two years of playing hairdresser, Claudia Rula has left Coronation Street. Since 2009, the actress appeared on and off on the soap but returned in 2018 full time and soon struck a serious relationship with Ken.
Claudia bought Audrey’s salon and then moved in with Ken before convincing him to sell his house and move to the spacious retirement home of Stillwaters. But he decided that he could no longer live a lush life this week, and he broke the news to Claudia that the complex would never feel like his home.
When Claudia declared that she was going to stay, he called their relationship one day. Claudia was gutted and said, “You’re still leaving after everything I’ve done for you and your family.” Ken then attempted to reassure her by replying, “I reimburse you the expense of Peter’s rehabilitation program, so I’m trying to make sure you’re not out of pocket for this place.” After asking whether he wanted a split, Claudia agreed to let him go and told him that her next felA source said to The Sun Online, “The door is still open for Rula to return, and Claudia still has a street link.
“But for now, Claudia’s life is on the veranda of Stillwaters, and Ken is in the backstreet of the boozer.” la was going. Why did Ken decide to leave the retirement home in Corrie? Ken told Claudia that he couldn’t stand everyone’s obsession with the finer stuff of his retirement home life. Viewers also learn that the soap legend made a nemesis of scammer Charles Lake, a fellow resident of the retirement complex.
Ken has been plotting with Norris and Claudia for months to push Charles down, before gleefully exposing Charles to bribery at Stillwaters President Elections. Yet after his win, Ken realized that he could never fully move into a retirement home. Viewers also realize that it annoyed him not to be able to bring his pet Eccles-who has now died-into his house.
Is Ken returning to Weatherfield?
Ken is ready to return to Weatherfield after packing up his things and leaving the lush retirement home. Fans are happy with the news of Ken’s return-and also with the prospect of the retirement home storyline ending. One fan said: “Oh, Ken wants to return to the ‘small pond of Coronation Street! Hurrah!#Corrie.”
Another added: “Thank God the old people’s village storyline is over. Could put a glass eye to sleep. Get back on the cobbles, Ken. #Corrie.” But Corrie has yet to confirm that Ken will return to the pavilions, so viewers will have to tune in to find out.