Michael Le Vell to meet Corrie bosses over drug claims
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 March 2014
Michael Le Vell is set to meet with 'Coronation Street' bosses today (03.03.14) following his admission to taking cocaine during his ordeal with false child sex abuse allegations
Michael Le Vell will meet with 'Coronation Street' bosses today (03.03.14) after admitting to taking cocaine.
The 49-year-old actor was cleared of 12 child sex abuse charges last year but admitted yesterday (02.03.14) that he had turned to drugs in the run up to the trial and also took them after he was cleared because of the stress of the ordeal, and he's now set to meet with ITV bosses to discuss his future on the soap.
A show source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Everyone understands he's been to hell and back so it would come as a massive shock if anything comes of this, especially seeing as Craig Charles (Lloyd Mullaney) and Jimmi Harkishin (Dev Alahan) have both had drug problems in the past."
Michael - who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster - claims he's no longer using drugs and hopes he can continue to work on the Manchester-based soap as he is set to return to screens in three weeks following a two-year break.
He said: "I know what is coming and what can I do? I am not denying it. When you get caught you have hold your hands up.
"But believe me I am not a drug addict or a regular user."
Speaking to a friend, he reportedly added: "I have a clean conscience - let's see what Monday brings."