Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell – “Kevin’s purple coat will be back!”

Exclusive: Corrie fans can rest easy - Kev's jacket will be coming out of retirement in the future

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Coronation Street fans left reeling by the shock absence of Kevin’s Webster’s purple bomber jacket in recent episodes of the ITV soap can feel reassured: the coat is coming back.

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This week’s Corrie has seen Kev debut a new taupe-coloured coat, a development that left viewers (well, us) in fear that the lilac original had been axed.

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But we can now reveal that the purple bomber jacket is safe in actor Michael Le Vell’s dressing room – however the iconic Corrie costume is crying out for some TLC.

Speaking to Radio Times this afternoon, Le Vell said: “It’s getting a bit old and tired these days and is in need of some love and attention. So it’s having a little rest. But it will be back out as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer.”

So, there we have it, Corrie coat aficionados – the frayed and faded jacket will be making a return in the near future.

But be warned Coronation Street, don’t go getting any controversial notions about Roy’s shopping bag or Norris’s sleeveless v-neck jumpers. We’ll be watching you!

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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