Le Vell back on Corrie set

Michael Le Vell was spotted on the set of 'Coronation Street' yesterday.

Le Vell back on Corrie set

Michael Le Vell was spotted on the set of 'Coronation Street' yesterday.

The actor - who plays mechanic Kevin Webster on the ITV soap - surprised his co-stars with a visit after seven months away from the set as he faced trial for alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

Michael was cleared of all 12 counts of abuse by Manchester Crown Court last week and appeared buoyant as he was reunited with his on-screen wife Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone looked delighted to see him -- a few gave him a kiss and cuddle. It looks like they can't wait for his return."

The 48-year-old actor greeted Sally with a simple "Hiya!", and was later given a big hug by Ben Price, who plays Nick Tilsley.

Le Vell also enjoyed banter with Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt.

The soap veteran was suspended from 'Coronation Street' in February after being hit with charges of sexual abuse, but now that he has been cleared, he is expected to return to the show next year.

Fellow actor Bill Roache, who was also suspended amid charges of historic sexual offences, will face trial in January.

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