Michael faced a number of personal problems after his trial, and has reportedly been receiving treatment for alcohol abuse.
Now, the actor, who plays mechanic Kevin Webster, is ready to return to the famous cobbles and his castmates can’t wait to have him back for good.
Despite the fact Michael has been spotted with a number of his castmates, Jimmi Harkishin, who plays Dev Alahan in ‘Corrie’ is yet to spot the star on set.
Speaking to The Mirror, Jimmi likened Michael’s return to a family reunion.
Bill Roache is also returning to Weatherfield this year after taking time off to face separate allegations. Bill was also found not guilty on all counts.
While Bill’s new storylines as Ken Barlow have been revealed, fans will have to wait to see how Kevin settles into life on the street following his prolonged absence.
Earlier this year, Michael reportedly made an unusual return to ‘Corrie’ by “directing” an episode and both actors recently appeared in the 2014 official cast photo.