He kisses her after a night out at the theatre
Ken and Martha share a tender moment when he escorts her home after watching a performance of her play.
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Unbeknown to Ken, he had been spotted buying the wine and Deirdre wrongly thought it was for her.
Deirdre had secretly planned a special dinner at home for Ken, but it is ruined when he fails to appear.
When Martha and Ken arrive back at her barge after the play, he refuses her offer of a nightcap, but leans in for a kiss.
Martha had assured Ken that she didn’t want to rush their friendship, but will their kiss change things?
Martha gazes wistfully after Ken as he makes his way home.
Later in the week when Ken pays another visit to the barge, he’s surprised to find Martha has company.
Ted is happily chatting away with Martha, leaving Ken worried that he may have mentioned Deirdre.
Ted’s curious about the nature of Ken’s friendship with Martha, and later challenges him to admit his true feelings. Watch out for Ken’s response on Coronation Street, ITV1, Wednesday, 25 February.