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Commenting after the verdicts, a spokeswoman for Coronation Street said: "We are looking forward to meeting with Michael to discuss his return to the programme."
Leaving court a free man Michael Le Vell said: "We're all delighted obviously.
"It's a big weight off everyone's shoulders and I'd just like to thank my fantastic legal team...my family for their support, security, and I'd like to thank ITV for their continued support throughout this traumatic time for all of us."
Le Vell mouthed "thank you" to the jury and raised his hand to them after he was cleared of each of the 12 counts.
He held his head up as the male foreman began giving the verdicts.
On the fourth count of not guilty he nodded his head in agreement with them.
His brother and sisters, who sat in the public gallery, were in tears as the verdicts were delivered.
Le Vell looked round in confuson before he left the dock and was hugged by a supporter.
Cries of relief were then heard as he left the courtroom a free man, with his family members.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell is crying in the dock and is allowed out to hug his sobbing family.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has been cleared of all charges in his sexual assault trial.
The barrister for Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell claimed the prosecution had created a "hall of mirrors" as he gave the closing speech for the defence.
Addressing the eight women and four men on the jury directly, Alisdair Williamson began by saying it was a "strange case of child rape" without any physical evidence or injuries to the alleged victim.
"Welcome to the prosecution's hall of mirrors," he told the jury. "Where up is down and left is right."
Mr Williamson also suggested the girl had given differing accounts of the frequency and details of the alleged abuse to her mother, her friends and to the police.
"Where is the consistency, the solidity of evidence on which you are going to be sure?" he asked the court. "Not there, simply not there."
Alisdair Williamson, defending, asked the jury to consider Michael Le Vell's own evidence from the witness box during a "ferocious cross-examination" by prosecutor Eleanor Laws QC.
Mr Williamson asked jurors to find the prosecution's "killer point" to convince them the defendant was guilty.
"There was nothing, whatsoever," he told them.
Summing up the trial, Judge Michael Henshell said both Michael Le Vell and the alleged victim were distressed at times as they gave evidence.
But he told them: "Do not allow sympathy to cloud your judgment for either side."
Signs of distress in the witness box were not a reliable guide to the truth, he said.
He told the jury that a "late complaint" of abuse did not necessarily mean it was false, while conversely an immediate complaint was not always true.
The alleged victim's state of mind and maturity at the time of the allegations should be taken into account, while Le Vell deserved to be treated as a man of good character having not previously been arrested.
Alisdair Williamson, defending, accused the girl of making "silly" or "ridiculous" details in her story that "doesn't add up".
He added: "There's an agonising lack of detail from this witness.
"She can't give you details because it did not happen and that's why her story varies according to who she's talking to."
Mr Williamson said the defendant was a "drunk, bad husband and inadequate father" whose behaviour was sometimes "terrible", but he is not a child rapist.
He said no child pornography was found on Le Vell's computer, no adults he knew were saying he was "odd" or they felt "uneasy" around him - "the sort of evidence these courts hear all the time", the barrister added.
"Nothing to support this girl's inconsistent, incoherent and unbelievable account."