Coronation Street: are Lewis and Claudia working with medium Rosemary to con Audrey?

Nigel Havers and Rula Lenska are making a Corrie comeback this summer...

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Coronation Street - Ep 7386

Friday 23 July 2010 at 7.30pm
Audrey Roberts [SUE NICHOLLS]  is shocked when she walks into her 70th Birthday Party in the Rovers.  Natasha Blakeman [RACHEL LESKOVAC] is gutted when Maria Connor [SAMIA SMITH] arrives.  Claudia Colby [RULA LENSKA] arrives a starts with her catty remarks - Lewis Archer [NIGEL HAVERS] has to hold Audrey back. 

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Nigel Havers and Rula Lenska will both make a return to Coronation Street for storylines centring around hairdresser Audrey Roberts, can confirm.


Conman Lewis Archer and stylist Claudia Colby are to make a comeback this summer for two separate storylines, their reappearances set to bring more comedy into life at Corrie.

As long-time viewers know, Claudia – who exited in 2011 – is the owner of rival salon Perm Suspect, while smooth-talking charmer Lewis made off with a sizeable chunk of cash belonging to the Platts in 2013.


Show bosses are currently remaining tight lipped about what brings the pair back to Weatherfield, but we can’t help but hope that at least one of  the characters will be tied to the current Coronation Street plotline involving medium Rosemary (Sophie Thompson).

With Rosemary having seemingly managed to get in touch with the spirits of Alf Roberts, Richard Hillman and Ivy Tilsley, we wouldn’t rule out her being in cahoots with either Lewis or Claudia in an elaborate scam to hoodwink Audrey and Gail.


So, is Rosemary just one part of a long con that will climax with Lewis resurfacing once again? Or could she be plotting with Claudia to wind Audrey up?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on Coronation Street below. Beneath that, there’s our exclusive Week in Weatherfield review show


And visit our dedicated Coronation Street page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.