Audrey still has feelings for Lewis

Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls has confirmed that Nigel Havers will be back as scheming conman Lewis Archer, adding that Audrey Roberts and Lewis have “unfinished business”.

Lewis made a surprise return to Corrie earlier this month when it was revealed that he’d teamed up with psychic Rosemary to swindle Gail out of her cash. And Sue, 74, says we certainly haven’t seen the last of the duplicitous smoothie…

“I would love that story to be developed, I really enjoyed working with Nigel recently and I remembered how much Audrey did still have feelings for him. Although it had been years there was still something there.

“It was a lovely scene and there is unfinished business between them. I do know that we are going to see him again and Audrey will be delighted, but you can imagine it is not going to go down very well with Gail.

“We are just starting to film that story now. It will be interesting to see how it will affect Audrey’s relationship with the family.”

Claudia dishes the dirt on Lewis

Meanwhile, trouble is also heading Audrey’s way in the shape of hairdressing rival, Claudia (played by Rula Lenska).

Adds Sue: “I am delighted to be working with Rula again and Audrey is quite pleased to see Claudia. She does quite like her, but she is that friend that you like in small doses. She gets on her nerves; they get on each other’s nerves.

“Audrey maybe feels a little inferior to Claudia as she knows she has a better salon than hers in many ways. It is a level up, more with it, less back street and more city centre. Audrey is happy with her salon but Claudia arrives, very grand and full of expansion ideas, and it is going to cause some issues for Audrey and rock the boat a bit.”

Coronation Street continues on ITV.