The storyline lead to a feud between Ken and Mike, prominent in both characters' narratives until Mike's screen death in 2006.
In March 2017, Coronation Street centred a "whodunit" storyline around the character, where Ken is pushed down the stairs by an unknown assailant, with the storyline being dubbed, "Who Attacked Ken? On , Ken's attacker was revealed as his son, Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard).
Having appeared continuously since, December 2010 marked Ken's 50th anniversary on-screen, making Roache the longest-serving actor in a televised soap opera.
Away from the canonical serial, Ken has been portrayed by James Roache (William Roache's son) in the dramatisation The Road to Coronation Street, and by Simon Chadwick in the play Corrie! He has also been spoofed by impressionist Jon Culshaw.The storyline captured both media and viewer interest.20 million people tuned in to watch Ken's discovery of the affair.Ken goes to No.1 and chats to pensioner Albert Tatlock.He tells Albert that his friend, Susan Cunningham, will be on her way to the hotel by now and it's too late to change his plan.