Coronation Street: Les Dennis to play Gail's new love interest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2014
Les Dennis

Les Dennis

Les Dennis is to make his debut in 'Coronation Street' as a love interest to Gail McIntyre, played by Helen Worth. The pair fall in love after he burgles her house

Les Dennis will play Gail McIntyre's new love interest in 'Coronation Street'.

The 60-year-old comedian is set to arrive in Weatherfield next month as troublemaker Michael Rogers, who will romance the unlucky-in-love character played by Helen Worth after burgling her house.

Dennis will return to the ITV soap in June when his character comes face-to- face with Gail as part of a government-backed restorative scheme, in which criminals are allowed to meet their victims or make amends through remedial work.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Producers are getting stuck into the restorative justice storyline - this is going to be the next big issue the show tackles.

"They are keen to pursue the angle of criminals meeting their victims in a scheme which was set up by the Government."

This isn't the first time that Gail has fallen for the wrong man, as her dating history has seen her falling for a number of criminals over the years.

The waitress was pursued by con artist Lewis Archer, played by Nigel Havers, and also married serial killer Richard Hillman, played by Brian Capron.

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