Michael Le Vell returns to work

21 October 2011
Michael Le Vell returns to work
Michael Le Vell

(BANG) -

Michael Le Vell has returned to work on 'Coronation Street'.

The 46-year-old actor - who plays Kevin Webster in the ITV1 soap - hit the cobbles in Granada Studios, Manchester, for the first time in two weeks yesterday (20.10.11) after claims he sexually abused a six-year-old child.

Despite putting on a brave face, it wasn't long before the star was reduced to tears by the warm welcome he received from his 'Corrie' castmates.

A show source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was all very emotional. Everyone backed him wholeheartedly, without exception - shaking his hand and offering their support, saying they were 'with him'. He was clearly very touched by the response.

"Understandably, it was a nerve-racking day for him, but everyone was keen to put him at ease and make him feel welcome. Michael is a well-liked and respected colleague, and he has our complete backing while he fights this."

The star has been bailed until November 16, pending further enquiries inquiries in the case.

Following the claims, Michael said: "I strenuously deny these allegations and will do everything in my power to prove my innocence."

He has also been backed by co-star and on-screen wife Sally Dynevor - who plays Sally Webster in the soap - who is behind him "100 per cent".

Sally said: "Michael completely denies the accusation against him and I'm backing him 100 per cent."

(C) BANG Media International

What to read next

Estate Living in Liberty Knolls at Colonial Forge

Upscale homes & the area’s largest wooded homesites w/ a 1/3 of an acre—located by schools, I-95 & VRE. From the $400s!

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points! Terms Apply. Offer ends 5/4

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Checkout the Fresh Look RAV4, Sleek Look Low Price

Your local Toyota dealer has unbelievable savings for you on a new Toyota RAV4. Learn more today!

I HATE Annuities…and So Should You!

If you have a $500,000 portfolio, uncover the truth about annuities by reading “Annuity Insights” from Forbes columnist Ken Fisher’s firm.