Les Dennis hopes his Coronation Street return becomes permanent

Les Dennis has revealed he may become a full-time cast member of Coronation Street.

The comedian made a guest appearance on the soap as burgler Michael Rodwell, who robbed Gail McIntyre’s home.

But Les told Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 show that his character is set to leave prison and come back to the cobbles – with more of his family being introduced to the soap.

Les revealed: “Gail will come and see Michael in prison in a restorative justice storyline… She comes to prison and meets Michael and asks him why he did it.

“He’s not a career burglar – he’s down on his luck, he’s lost his business, his family, everything. Maybe he’s not the monster Gail thinks he is.”

The 60-year-old actor and TV presenter admitted he’d ‘love to stay’ on Coronation Street.

He added: “I think [Michael’s] going to get a family, which means you might stay if you have a family.”