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'Coronation Street' Spoiler: Les Dennis To Play Love Interest Of Long-Running 'Corrie' Character

06/02/2014 07:58 GMT | Updated 06/02/2014 08:59 GMT

Just as we were getting our heads around Les Dennis joining the 'Coronation Street' cast (and NOT doing his Mavis impression), news reaches us that he'll be getting all cosy with one of the street's most famous characters.

Look away now if you don't want to know…

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Les Dennis

Les's character, Michael Rogers will play Gail Platt's love interest in the ITV soap - but not before he's burgled her house.

And who said romance was dead?

Producers are planning to make Michael a new bad boy beau for unlucky-in-love Gail, who has also previously fallen for con artist Lewis Archer, played by Nigel Havers.

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Gail Platt (Helen Worth)

A source told The Mirror: “Producers are getting stuck into the restorative justice storyline – this is going to be the next big issue the show tackles.

"They are keen to pursue the angle of criminals meeting their victims in a scheme which was set up by the Government.

“Everyone knows Gail falls for bad boys. Michael could be really bad for her – it’s going to be a very juicy storyline.”

Meanwhile, it was revealed earlier this week that the family of 'Coronation Street' actor Michael Le Vell were worried for the actor following his return to 'Corrie' in the aftermath of his recent court case.

Those close to the star are concerned he is putting his full-time return to the ITV soap in jeopardy, having enjoyed numerous drinking sessions after filming a "small storyline" which will see him "eased" back into the soap.

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