The soap icon made a hilarious comment during a comedy sketch for the ITV variety show.
Joining Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin in the pre-recorded skit, actor Bill Roache stole the show during a comedy fight scene alongside TV and panto star Christopher Biggins.
Fans of the show were in fits of giggles at the veteran actor, after he uttered the youthful phrase, ‘Come at me, bruv.’
One viewer wrote: ‘Funniest thing I’ve seen in years! #kenbarlow saying “come at me bruv!!!” On #SaturdayNightTakeaway @itvtakeaway @antanddec’.
Another said: ‘William roach aka ken Barlow”come at me bruv was hilarious #SaturdayNightTakeaway’.
A third tweeted: ‘Ken Barlow saying “come at me bruv” is ICONIC #SaturdayNightTakeaway’.
While a fourth said: ‘Ken Barlow swinging a chain saying “come at me bruv” was reason enough to watch #SaturdayNightTakeaway’.
And a fifth added: Ken Barlow saying ‘come at me bruv’ is 100% the highlight of me life ffs #SaturdayNightTakeaway’.
The sketch – which also starred the likes of Joanna Lumley, Noel Edmonds, Judy Murray, Emilia Fox, Katie Price and Gareth Malone – was filmed before the live finale of Saturday Night Takeaway, aired from the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
It featured Ant, who took a step back from TV commitments after he was charged with drink-driving
Dec, with the help of support presenters Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern, hosted the programme alone for the second time in two weeks.