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Nigel Havers teases return to Coronation Street after dramatic exit

He played Lewis Archer

Nigel Havers played a charming cad in Coronation Street, and it seems he could be up to his old tricks again...

The actor, 68, has raised the hopes of soap fans everywhere by suggesting his dishonourable character Lewis Archer might just be returning to Weatherfield in the future.

Nigel wined, dined and conned Audrey Roberts (Credit: ITV)

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However, viewers know Lewis was seen collapsing of a heart attack earlier this year and was thought to be dead.

On New Year's Day, Audrey's love interest Lewis was killed off just moments before he had planned to propose.

Heartbroken Audrey found Lewis lifeless on the floor with an engagement ring in his hand in emotional scenes.

Lewis collapsed after suffering from a heart attack (Credit: ITV)

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But many fans were convinced it was Lewis' last big con, and accused him of faking his own death.

Now Nigel has hinted that Lewis might still return to the cobbles one day.

I'd always go back. I absolutely love doing it.

Appearing on Loose Women on Wednesday (November 6), the actor revealed he'd love to return.

Nigel to return as Lewis Archer in Corrie? (Credit: ITV)

Speaking to the LW panellists, he addressed the fan theory that his character could still be alive, saying: "You just don't know. Or he has a twin brother somewhere.

"I'd always go back. I absolutely love doing it. The people are so nice and the storylines are amazing."

He continued: "I played a charmer years ago and this was an updated version. In the end I turned out to be really nice. I had the engagement ring in my pocket."

Adding more fuel to speculation Lewis is still alive, he added: "Or maybe I'm in Barbados waiting to come back."

Audrey was devastated to find Lewis lifeless on the floor (Credit: ITV)

Viewers know that Lewis' sudden death started a war within the Platt family - as it was revealed that Audrey's grandson Nick had robbed her and blamed Lewis.

David Platt is now in jail for being an accomplice to the crime, and the family tensions caused Gail to flee the cobbles but she's now returned.

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