Nigel Havers signs new Corrie contract

Nigel Havers has agreed to stay on 'Coronation Street' into 2013 despite agreeing to appear in pantomime this Christmas

Nigel Havers

Nigel havers

Nigel Havers has signed a new contract to stay on 'Coronation Street'.

The 61-year-old actor - who plays conman Lewis Archer in the ITV soap - was thought to be leaving after he agreed to appear in pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in Southampton this Christmas, but bosses have persuaded him to stay into 2013.

A source said: "Reports of Lewis being killed off were grossly exaggerated. The bosses love the way Nigel portrays suave Lewis - and so do the viewers - so it's great that he is going to be with us well into 2013."

His character has previously been involved with a number of ladies on the Street and it is expected his womanising ways will continue.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Everyone knows he has form for charming Audrey, Rita and Deirdre and word is he could easily have other lovely ladies in his sights."

Nigel - who is also known for his role in 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire' - joined the soap in 2009 before taking a break from 2010 to 2012.

In that time he appeared in 'I'm A Celebrity' and 'Downton Abbey'.


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