Michael Le Vell lands 12-month 'Coronation Street' contract
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 September 2014
Michael Le Vell is set to return to 'Coronation Street' until November 2015 after show bosses renewed his contract for another 12 months
'Coronation Street' bosses have reportedly given Michael Le Vell a new 12-month contract.
The 49-year-old actor has secured a deal, believed to worth £250,000, to play mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap until November 2015 following a year of legal issues and battling to beat his addiction to booze.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Michael is over the moon and can now concentrate on getting his career back on track. He really feels now that he has beaten the booze and all his problems are in the past ...
"Like many of the stars, Michael is on a rolling 12-month deal, which means his future in the show is only guaranteed for a year at a time."
Michael, who has played Kevin for three decades, was written out of the soap last year as he awaited trial for child abuse allegations, but he returned earlier this year after being cleared of all charges in September.
However, his comeback was short-lived as Michael took another break from the show in March in order to seek treatment in rehab for drugs and alcohol abuse after he hit the bottle and turned to cocaine to help him deal with the long and emotional trial last year.
Michael now claims he's been teetotal for six months and is ready to throw himself back into filming.