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'Coronation Street' Star Michael Le Vell Set To Leave Rehab

15/04/2014 07:50 BST | Updated 15/04/2014 07:59 BST

Troubled 'Coronation Street' star Michael le Vell is set to leave rehab after successfully completing a three-and-a-half week program to deal with alcohol problems.

The actor - who plays Kevin Webster in the ITV soap - has been following a strict diet and lifestyle regime at the £350-a-week clinic and should be home in 'days'.

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Michael Le Vell

A friend of the star told The Sun: “He now feels better than he has done in years. He really believes he’s turned the corner this time.

"Michael has found rehab a tough slog."

'Corrie' bosses are understood to have paid for the 49-year-old's treatment after he admitted to taking cocaine and drinking heavily following his trial for child sex offences last year, which he was cleared of.

“He realised it was probably his last chance with Coronation Street bosses and wanted to give it his best shot," the source continued.

“He purposely asked friends and family to stay away so he could be totally focused.

“He was determined to give it a real good go and didn’t want any kind of distraction.

“Apart from the odd phone call, he has had no contact with his family or friends.”

The actor checked into the undisclosed clinic in March after 'the toughest year of his life'.

A source told the Sunday Mirror at the time: “Michael has taken himself away from all temptation and is sorting himself out."

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