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Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell due to leave rehab following three-and-a-half week stint

Denise Calnan

Published 15/04/2014 | 09:05

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Michael Le Vell was found not guilty at Manchester Crown Court for alleged child sex offences on September 10, 2013
Michael Le Vell was found not guilty at Manchester Crown Court for alleged child sex offences on September 10, 2013

Coronation Street actor Michael le Vell is due to leave rehab after completing a three-and-a-half week programme for alcoholism.

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The 49-year-old actor, who is best known for his part of Kevin Webster in the long-running ITV soap should be in home in ‘days’ from the £350-a-week retreat.

“He now feels better than he has done in years. He really believes he’s turned the corner this time,” a friend said.

“Michael has found rehab a tough slog.

“He realised it was probably his last chance with Coronation Street bosses and wanted to give it his best shot,” he added.

Michael’s stint in rehab is believed to have been paid by Coronation Street bosses. He was admitted after he was cleared of child sex offences at a trial last year.

 “He purposely asked friends and family to stay away so he could be totally focused,” the source told The Sun.

“He was determined to give it a real good go and didn’t want any kind of distraction.

“Apart from the odd phone call, he has had no contact with his family or friends.”

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