"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.”
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He served in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet as Home Secretary in 1989 and was also a former Governor of Bermuda.