31 August 2017

Former Coronation Street star Nigel Havers hints he could make a dramatic return to the cobbles as con man Lewis Archer

NIGEL Havers has hinted he could make a dramatic return to Coronation Street as con man Lewis Archer.

Speaking on today’s Loose Women, Nigel said he’d “love” to return to the ITV soap.

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Nigel played con man Lewis Archer who romanced Audrey but cheated on her with Deirdre Barlow
Lewis and Deirdre’s illicit kiss

Nigel played escort and con man Lewis on the soap on and off from 2009 until 2013 and eventually fled Weatherfield after scheming Audrey’s daughter Gail out of £40,00.

And while he’s burned a lot of bridges on the street, Nigel says his character could make a comeback.

He said: “I’d love to [return], never say never. I do feel responsible for £40,000, so I feel like I should give it back one way or another.

“They’re so clever in Corrie. They’ll come up with a plot and it’ll be brilliant.”

When asked about landing the part in the iconic soap, he said: “I was absolutely delighted. I was so happy because I’d been a fan of Corrie since it started.”

The Loose Women panel then quizzed him about which role his fans want him to reprise the most.

Nigel said his fans are desperate for him to return to Corrie
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He said: “Corrie is one, of course. I mean, pretty much everything I do people want me back.”

Nigel also opened up about losing his wife Polly to cancer in 2004.

The couple were married for 15 years before she died and Nigel spoke about her death to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

Polly found out she had cancer after having a hysterectomy and Nigel – who is a patron of The Eve Appeal – described the diagnosis as a “major shock”.

Nigel with his wife Polly who died of cancer in 2004
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He added: “It was that sudden. It was a major shock as you can imagine. That’s a very tough one to get.”

Nigel, 65, also encouraged couples to discuss any health problems openly.

Nigel Havers makes Holly Willoughby blush as he chats her up on This Morning

“Men, apparently, are a million miles from talking about that today. They find it embarrassing,” he said.

“If you have a problem, discuss it because it’s all about early diagnosis. It really does make a difference. Don’t keep it to yourself, talk about it with your husband and your partner. There should be no embarrassment.”

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