Havers To Play Male Escort In Coronation Street

October 15, 2009 by  
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haversVeteran actor Nigel Havers will be playing a new character in Coronation Street – a male escort.

ITV bosses have decided the time is right to introduce a love-interest for Audrey Roberts, and to keep the storyline slightly plausible, she will have to pay for the company of her new man.

Audrey first meets new-boy Lewis when he attends a ball with Norris Cole in the run-up to Christmas. She immediately takes a liking to him and is intrigued when she discovers that he is a gentleman escort.

Although producers have confirmed there will be no suggestion that the show newcomer is anything more than a party companion for his clients, we all know how difficult it is to turn down over-time during a recession.

Whether Havers was able to call on any personal experience for the role remains unclear.