– ITV spokesman
"Given the serious nature of these charges, Michael Le Vell will not be appearing in Coronation Street pending the outcome of legal proceedings. It would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”
A Coronation Street actor from Cheshire has been charged with raping a child. Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster, faces a total of 19 charges. They relate to crimes allegedly committed between 2001 and 2010.