Gail kept viewers entertained with her antics

Coronation Street viewers were seriously amused during last night’s show as Gail Platt turned detective in hilarious style.

The Weatherfield stalwart – played by Helen Worth – decided to do some investigating after suspecting that mum Audrey Roberts’ love interest Lewis Archer had been up to no good.

To get to the bottom of it all, Gail took the former conman’s diary from his jacket pocket and discovered that he’d written ‘D-day – Dominican Republic’ in one day.

She then followed him to a hotel where she spied on him meeting with a mystery woman in the bar.

Gail’s investigations hit a few bumps though – firstly she got slightly tipsy in the bar on three glasses of champagne before following Lewis (Nigel Havers) and his companion as they went to a room in the hotel, and then she sneakily tried to take a picture on her phone – which came out blurry.

Gail Platt follows Lewis to a posh hotel and watches he wines and dines a glamorous lady.

Fans were left in hysterics over Gail’s antics, with one tweeting: “Haha loving Gail going all Poirot!”

“Gail is hilarious,” another said, whilst one admitted: “I am Gail from #corrie I would get drunk on champagne and forget I was following someone – so funny”

A fellow watcher wrote: “Gail seems to have become the Street’s resident comedienne!”

“Gail is such a LEGEND,” another fan agreed.

Later on viewers saw Gail tell Audrey (Sue Nicholls) what she’d seen, but Audrey refused to believe it and made it clear that she’s sticking by Lewis.

The hairdresser told Lewis about Gail’s allegations over dinner, leading him to tell her: “You must believe me when I tell you I love you, Audrey. And you’re absolutely essential to the future of any plans that I care to make.”

Fans aren’t sure that Audrey’s done the right thing by trusting Lewis though.

“Lewis is probably up to his old tricks. ….,” one Twitter user posted, whilst another said: “Given what Gail told Audrey, she should have taken it with more seriousness given his past.”