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Coronation Street’s Lewis Archer returns

Fans didn't see it coming.

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Coronation Street fans are delighted that a legendary villain has made a shock comeback after Pat Phelan was killed off.

Conman Lewis Archer was last seen in 2013 having arrived as a male escort, wooed Audrey Roberts before stealing £40,000 from Gail Platt leaving her heartbroken and almost homeless.

Lewis Archer made a triumphant return to Corrie last night (Credit: ITV)

But it seems he isn’t done with Gail and her family as in last night’s episode it was revealed that he was the mystery man behind fake psychic Rosemary Piper.

As she reeled from the news that son David had been raped by Josh Tucker, Gail decided it was proof of the curse of Richard Hillman and to telephone Rosemary and get it sorted.

He was shown next to Rosemary in a car complimenting her on a con well done.

He was revealed to be the man giving Rosemary Piper all her insider information (Credit: ITV)

And fans couldn’t contain their excitement at seeing Nigel Havers reprising his iconic role.

One wrote: “Yaaasssss Lewis the legend is back!!!

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“One of my fave ever scenes was the dvd he left for Gail telling he never loved her #Corrie.”

A second added: “Well @itvcorrie certainly pulled out all of the pit stops tonight! What an absolute bloodbath!

“#corrie #Phelan #yesanna #karma Oh and Lewis is back… didn’t see that one coming!”

A third tweeted: “Ooooh it’s Lewis Archer!! #corrie @itvcorrie”

Another added: “OMG it’s Lewis #corrie @itvcorrie.”

“#Corrie end of Phelan and Lewis returns! Brilliant,” said a fourth.

When Lewis arrived on the cobbles he was a male escort for Gail’s mum Audrey (Credit: ITV)

A fifth said: “Rosemary and Lewis are a perfect match; both articulate con artists.

“Although the latter has managed to screw the same family over twice, so that must fill Rosemary with confidence about what she’s going to do! #corrie #CoronationStreet.”

However some fans mistook Lewis for Richard Hillman and got a bit too excited.

One wrote: “Richard Hillman, REALLY?! Desperate script writing…. reminds me of Dallas, it was all a dream.”

Another added: “#Corrie remind me again was that Richard Hillman or was that another bloke it’s doing my head in.”

A very excited fan added: “OMG RICHARD HILLMAN!”

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But Entertainment Daily can confirm it is Lewis and not Richard Hillman.

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Coronation Street returns Monday at 7.30pm on ITV