Thursday, 24 October 2013

Michael Le Vell won't return to Coronation Street for Christmas

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog September 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

A Coronation Street spokesperson has confirmed that Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster, won’t be appearing in the soap before Christmas this year.

Kevin Webster is expected to return to Corrie after actor Michael Le Vell was cleared of 12 child sex charges in September.

The Mirror previously reported that he would play a major role in one of this year’s Christmas storylines. However, a Coronation Street spokesperson has told PA news that the Christmas episodes are already planned so the car mechanic won’t reappear until next year.

Kevin was last seen on screen in February when legal proceedings against Le Vell began. Le Vell has played the role since 1983.

Reports this week have suggested that ITV want to secure Michael Le Vell for an interview with Piers Morgan and that reality TV execs have offered him a place on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to help pay off his legal costs.

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