(This post was originally posted by Chewy on the Coronation Street Blog in April 2011.)
All to often I hear people on forums talk about how Kirk is useless, and needs to be axed. I disagree, I love 'Kirkeh', sure he doesn't really have any storylines, but does he need to? He's a loveable loser, and he always has a smile on his face. He's not a bad person in any way, in fact, he's probably the closest thing to a real life person the street has.
Corrie does well with characters like Kirk, you can have your serial killers, and you can have your explosions, but they'd be nothing without the secondary characters, the Julies and the Kirkys. Long live Kirk!