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‘Coronation Street' Actor Michael Le Vell To Make ‘Speedy Return' From Rehab

06/04/2014 10:01 BST | Updated 06/04/2014 10:59 BST

‘Coronation Street’ actor Michael Le Vell is planning his return to the ITV soap, following his stint in rehab for substance abuse issues, according to reports.

Michael is apparently responding well to therapy and, according to The Mirror, he hopes to return to the ‘Corrie’ set soon.

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Michael Le Vell

“Mike is doing brilliantly and now realises he needed to get the help being offered to him,” a source told the paper. "He's determined to get back to work doing what he loves."

The actor has faced personal troubles since exiting the soap in 2013 when he faced sex abuse allegations.

After being cleared of all charges in court, the actor returned to the cobbles, however his comeback - which is currently being shown on the ITV soap - was short lived and after six weeks on set, Michael left to address his personal issues.

Following his trial, Michael admitted to taking cocaine and drinking heavily and he subsequently entered a rehab programme to deal with his issues.

The star, who plays Kevin Webster in the soap, has been given the full support of ITV bosses, who are reportedly footing the bill for his stay in rehab.

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