Les Dennis talks Michael's Corrie return

Published Monday, 30 June 2014
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Would-be thief Michael has returned to Coronation Street, but as he gets closer to Gail, her family do all they can to keep them apart.

Les Dennis talks Michael's Corrie return
Les Dennis talks about his Corrie role. (© ITV)

Michael first appeared on screen a few months ago when he was caught red-handed, attempting to burgle the Platt's house.

Actor Les Dennis explained: "He started as an intruder who burgled Gail's house, and we didn't know who he was, other than he looked like Les Dennis.

"But he returned, the storyline was a restorative justice storyline. When he comes back into the street, it seems that Gail has written him a letter."

Arriving at Gail's door believing she wrote him a love letter, Michael is embarrassed to discover the letter was actually penned by a vengeful Kylie.

"So he then has Gail feeling very sorry for him and so straight away Gail takes Michael under her wing," said Les.

But despite her good intentions, Gail's family are determined to keep Gail away from Michael, seeing him as nothing more than a petty criminal.

It's great for me to be in Coronation Street, but the icing on the cake is to be among the Platts.

Les Dennis (Michael)

"David and Kylie are not very happy with their mum's decision to help Michael and they do everything in their power to jinx it," said Les.

"He gets a great job at a garden centre and then they come along and they tell the boss that he's employing an ex-criminal.

"By losing Michael his job at the garden centre, Kylie and David think that will be the end of Gail and Michael, but it isn't, it actually makes them stronger."

And it is not just David and Kylie who feel Gail should not see Michael, as her older son also voices his opinion.

"Nick isn't going to be happy with the idea of Michael and Gail getting together and he certainly makes his presence felt," said Les.

"We can expect more rocky times for Michael and Gail, but you know what? True love with conquer all."

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