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Nigel Havers eyes new Corrie contract

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Coronation Street star Nigel Havers has said that he is keen on renewing his contract with the Manchester serial.

The actor, who plays male escort Lewis, also revealed that joining the show was a lifetime ambition of his.

After being asked whether he wants to extend his stay on the ITV soap, he told TV Times: "Yes. I'm really enjoying myself. This is my first ever soap, although I've worked at Granada before. This reminds me of doing Crown Court and A Raging Calm back in the 1970s.

"It's been lovely working with Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts) and Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan). Sue took me under her wing when I started and we've become good friend. Everybody was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Sue and Barbara are like royalty. I'm just an upstart compared to them."

Havers, who signed up for the programme last year, continued: "I couldn't say no [to Corrie]. Lewis is a fascinating character and he's got a really interesting story arc. Besides, it's always been an ambition of mine to be [on the show]. It's so well written and has such a unique take on life."

Speaking about this week's storyline, which sees Audrey slap Rita after arguing over Lewis, he added: "I think Lewis is genuinely concerned about Audrey. When Rita gets involved, he has to box clever, but he's very good at that. Things move on, but I don't want to give anything away. Put it like this - all is not what it seems."

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