Ho, ho, ho! Ken Barlow’s tries to raise some cash for a gift for Simon by working a job as a department store Father Christmas…
After finding out about Ken’s job, Deirdre discovers another secret – he’s been in touch with her old council colleagues in an attempt to scupper Peter’s plans to open a bar. Deirdre is furious because it’s ruined her chances of getting another job!
Later, Simon is collected from school by his other grandad George. After having a burger, they go to see Father Christmas…
Little Simon has no idea that under Santa’s beard is his grandad Ken!
But Simon soon learns the truth when Santa’s beard comes loose!
Ken is mortified, but George is amused by
what’s happened. Ken’s felt threatened by George ever since he turned up with
flashy gifts for Simon, and now he’s even helping Peter set up a bar!
Later, Ken holds a meeting in the Rovers opposing Peter’s plans for the new bar. If Peter opens the bar with George’s help, Ken’s worried that George will play an even bigger part in the Barlows’ lives.
When Peter finds out what Ken’s been up to,
he’s furious and tells his dad that he and and Simon won’t be spending
Christmas at the Barlows’. What will Ken do? Find out in Coronation Street from Monday, December 7.