Michael Le Vell’s personal hell continues as his former girlfriend claims that the actor “snorted cocaine during a threesome with her and one of his friends”.

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Blanca Fouche, 32, rubbished the 49-year-old Coronation Street star’s claim that he has only taken the illegal substance on two occasions.

Ms Flouche was dumped by the actor after supporting him while he was cleared of charges during his child-sex abuse trial.

She also said that she regularly saw the actor with white powder on his nose and that she suspected that he used the drug on a frequent basis during their seven-month relationship.

The actor has recently returned to his role as mechanic Kevin Webster but has been written out of the soap from the end of April, to give him time to address his personal problems.

It is not known when the star will return.