Deirdre Barlow to have affair

'Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow will share a steamy embrace with male escort Lewis Archer, but the affair will not say secret for long as the pair will be caught out on CCTV

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Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow

Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow

'Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow is set to embark on a steamy affair with male escort Lewis Archer.

The three-times married chain-smoker - played by Anne Kirkbride - will cheat on husband Ken (Bill Roache) but her fling doesn't stay a secret for long after her passionate embrace with Lewis (Nigel Havers) is caught on the security cameras at stepson Peter's (Chris Gascoyne) betting shop.

A source said: "Ken is disgusted. He can't believe his eyes and erupts into absolute fury."

But Ken - who had an affair himself with glamorous actress Martha Fraser (Stephanie Beacham) last year - is not the only person affected by the liaison, as Lewis' partner Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) is left "devastated".

The source added: "Audrey is just as heartbroken. She had planned a whole future with Lewis."

It was recently revealed Audrey would be moving to Greece with her escort lover, but whether the affair affects this or not remains to be seen.

The soap's bosses stated: "With her daughter Gail facing life in jail, it can't be denied Audrey would want to bid farewell to the Street."

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