Neighbour to the Gallaghers and barman at the Jockey, Kev Ball is as much a part of Chatsworth Estate as any other person. Until he moves to Nottingham. After spending time in a Romanian prison...

Kev is husband to Veronica, although he never officially divorced his first wife. With the prospect of receiving £5000 towards the wedding – aka a new house – the happy couple decide to go ahead with the ceremony despite this technical detail.

A failed attempt to purchase a Romanian orphan sees Kev and Veronica banged up abroad, relocating to Nottingham after their release.

Responding to a call to clear Frank’s name, Kev valiantly returns to Chatsworth and becomes hero for a day before moving on once again.

Finally returning on the discovery of baby Ben, Kev hatches a plan with Fiona to whisk the child away from the Gallagher family to avoid history repeating itself. Oblivious to the fact that he’s done this kind of thing before...