Things didn’t last too long between them though as Denise had an affair with Dunkley (Benny Young) and when Ken told her to leave, she left Daniel in his care.
At the end of the year though, she once again returned and Ken had no choice but to hand over Daniel as his name wasn’t on the birth certificate.
They had moved to Scotland for a while with Brian but when they broke up, she returned to Manchester.
Ken lived with Denise and Daniel for a few weeks during a rocky period in his marriage with Deirdre Barlow (Anne Kirkbride).
However, when Denise tried to make a move on her former flame, he turned her down and went back to Deirdre.
This was the beginning of the end as just a few years later, she was eager to leave Manchester for good.