The actor made a brief return to the soap following a prolonged absence in 2013, returning for just 6 weeks before leaving again, and now he’s easing himself back into working life.
Michael has reportedly been directing some rather important scenes and an insider has told The Mirror that he has been guiding Chris Gascoyne through his portrayal of Peter Barlow, who is on trial for murder.
Michael recently returned to work after a stint in rehab, where he was reportedly receiving help for alcohol abuse issues.
Michael took temporary leave from the soap when it was revealed he would be standing trial for a number of sex abuse charges.
Le Vell’s trial saw a number of details about his private life laid bare, including revelations about drug use and adultery.