Coronation Street's Lewis to blackmail Kylie over affair
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 January 2013
'Coronation Street's Lewis Archer will blackmail Kylie Platt over her affair with Nick Tilsley in order to get Gail McIntyre's internet banking details, setting out to con the mother-of-three after she destroyed his relationship with her mother Audrey Roberts
'Coronation Street's Lewis Archer will blackmail Kylie Platt over her affair with Nick Tilsley.
The devious conman, played by Nigel Havers, has his sights set on destroying Gail McIntyre's (Helen Worth) life after she ruined his relationship with her mother Audrey (Sue Nicholls) and when Lewis overhears Kylie (Paula Lane) discussing the possibility of her baby being brother-in-law Nick's (Ben Price), he decides to use the information to his advantage.
Lewis confronts Kylie about her secret and threatens to tell her husband David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) about her antics with his brother unless she gives him Gail's internet banking details.
Nigel explained: "This is perfect for [Lewis] - it couldn't have come at a better time! This is the way Lewis has managed to con people throughout his entire life, always being in the right place at the right time and using snippets of information to his advantage.
"Lewis likes Kylie and Nick, but this is a means to an end. They're collateral damage. It's a shame they've got caught in his crossfire ..."
Lewis is trying to persuade Gail to move to Naples, Italy, with him to open their own hotel in a bid to steal all her money following her accusing him of cheating on Audrey.
However, after sealing a deal to borrow £40,000 for the new project with a kiss, Audrey walks in and catches them - which leaves Lewis reeling even more.
Nigel added to InsideSoap magazine: "Lewis feels bad for Audrey. Without a doubt she has become the love of his life. Lewis honestly would have given up his past and settled in Weatherfield for her, and he's furious he's lost that.
"But by this point, Gail has fallen for him hook, line and sinker. And there's no chance of her family talking her out of this move."