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    Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell)

    It's been a long time coming, but Kevin Webster - played by 44-year-old Michael Le Vell - finally gives into temptation next week when he kisses his best friend and business partner Tyrone Dobbs's (Alan Halsall) wife, Molly (Vicky Binns) after a run through the park. Initially reluctant, Molly soon begins to revel in the attention that she starts receiving from the local mechanic who's nearly twice her age. So where exactly has Kevin's lust for Molly stemmed from? And what does the man behind the character think of the racy plot? We gave Michael a call to find out more...

    What were your thoughts when you first heard about the storyline?
    "I was a bit shocked at first. I had to come to terms with 'would Kevin have an affair with Tyrone's wife?' There's a lot of water gone under the bridge with Kevin and Sally. He loves her to pieces, though, and he's trying to make an effort. This has come totally out of the blue, caught him off guard and knocked him sideways. It's unavoidable, though."

    In the storylines it says that Kevin's "obsessed" with Molly - is it actually obsession?
    "I don't know to be honest. I think it's lust for her to begin with. He's got old man younger woman syndrome! I think he started off with the chase and fully expected to get knocked back and that would have been the end of it. But with Molly, she knocks him back at first and then starts saying that she's flattered. It's a bit of a mid-life crisis going on in Kev's head. He's totally flattered that she sees something back in him. Before they know it, they're in too deep."

    It's come out of nowhere really, hasn't it? Has it all been in the back of Kevin's mind?
    "No, not at all. It's only since Kevin and Molly started training together and he's seen her in Lycra and sweating all the time. That starts registering with him!"

    What is it that attracts Kevin to Molly?
    "She's got some get up and go about her. She wants to go do the marathon, so she's doing it. Sally wants to do things but it's always in a snobby way and that winds Kevin up a little. He just wants a normal girl, not someone who aspires to be middle class, who's not."

    Kevin and Sally have had a rocky relationship over the years. Do you think Kevin still loves her?
    "Oh yeah, course he does. It's Kevin who's trying to break the relationship with Molly before it starts because he loves Sally. Kev knows that a lot of people are going to get hurt but it's just one of those situations that he just can't help."

    It's quite ironic that after all the strife that Sally's put Kevin through, he's about to do the same to her. Does he not remember what he went through?
    "Of course he does. Kevin never really confronted Sally with the fact that he knew about her relationship with Ian Davenport. She always thought that she got away with that one. Maybe that's been playing in the back of his mind? And not only that, Sally was seeing Ian for the money, gifts and all the material things in life. Maybe that's one thing that's never left Kevin's mind."

    What would you say to those viewers who think that Molly would never cheat on Tyrone with Kevin?
    "That's a tough one. I think it's because Kevin's an older, married and more experienced man and she's hoping to have grown-up conversations with him, whereas Tyrone's still a little immature in his ways at the moment. Women worldwide go for older men and the same with men with younger women - it's not something we've made up for the sake of a story. These situations happen on a daily basis. We try to depict real life as best we can in Coronation Street and this is just another one of those moments. People do fall in love with their best mate's wives, too. I'm not saying it's a right thing, but it happens!"

    It's apparently a long-burner… can you give us any teasers as to what we can expect?
    "It does run on, but it's not necessarily all about the affair. There are lots of other twists and turns introduced to the story down the line that aren't affair-related. They're going to send it in all different directions. I only have a vague outline of what's happening, but from what I have heard and read, it's very exciting. It's great for all the characters concerned. We can't wait to get our teeth stuck into it all."

    You've become part of the makeup of Corrie now – how long do you see yourself sticking around for?
    "Who knows? If you asked Bill Roache that 26 years into his Corrie career, he'd have probably said the same! Working on the UK's number one television programme is a great job to have. The quality of the writing and acting is second to none, so for me, why go out there and take the chance on doing something different when you already have, in my opinion, the best job on television?"

    We'll be seeing you for the 50th anniversary, then?
    "As far as I know! I'm happy to stay, but you never know when they're going to say 'we've gone as far as we can with your character'! You can never take anything for granted. As soon as you start thinking like that, that's when the rug's pulled from under you."

    What's it like working with Sally Whittaker? You both have such a great rapport…
    "I love Sally to pieces. I've known her for years, even before Corrie. We were at Oldham Theatre Workshop together. She's first class to work with and because I'm doing all these scenes with Vicky [Binns] now, it means I'm going to have a lot more work to do with Sally in the future, which I'm really looking forward to. I'm lucky that I'm surrounded by great actors - Vicky, Sally, Helen, Brooke and Alan [Halsall]."

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    Mike Le Vell on Kevin and Molly's fling!

    Last week, I managed to catch up with the head of one of my favourite Coronation Street families, the Websters. Yep, Kevin Webster - played by Michael Le Vell - first appeared on the cobbles in October 1983 and with his faithful promiscuous now faithful wife Sally (Sally Whittaker) by his side, they've firmly established themselves as Corrie gold.

    Kevin's about to upset the apple cart again, though, as he embarks on another affair. As if the Natalie Horrocks (Denise Welch) saga didn't cause enough problems. That one ended in divorce! You'd have thought he'd have learned by now, wouldn't you...

    A number of Corrie fans don't seem happy with the upcoming Molly (Vicky Binns) and Kevin saga - or 'Molvin' from hereon in. I'm just happy that the Websters and Molly are being given some long-overdue screen time. And it's making for some quite interesting viewing, too.

    Click here to read the first part of my interview with Michael Le Vell. If you've landed on this page after reading that one, then read on! Here, Michael explains what happens in a few weeks' time between Kevin and Molly. As he says, anything that can go wrong for the promiscuous pair, does go wrong...

    There's a great scene with Molly and Kevin in a sports car… What was that like to film?
    "It was very funny, actually. Because we don't film it all in chronological order, I think it was one of the first scenes where we had to film a kiss. They take one of Kevin's customer's sports cars for a drive and they take it to a secluded spot. But then they're interrupted by the police!"

    There's another moment in the back room of Dev's shop, too, isn't there?
    "Yeah, they're trying all sorts! They lock the door of the corner shop for some alone time but Dev forgets something and he ends up banging on the door. They just keep getting interrupted."

    It's the week of Sally's birthday, but Kevin only has one thing on his mind…
    "Kevin's been obsessed with trying to set up a rendezvous with Molly so they can have a bit of alone time. It's not happened by this point. When Molly leaves Sally's party early and Tyrone goes to the pub, she calls Kevin to let him know and asks him to make an excuse to go to the garage to sort the alarm out or something - and they end up consummating their relationship…"

    What happens with the hotel mix-up?
    "Kev's desperate by this point and books a hotel for Molly and Kevin to stay in, but then the hotel phone up and Sally answers the phone. Anything that could go wrong does go wrong for them. Maybe the clues are there for them… Maybe they should say 'this isn't meant to be'. But they don't - that'd make boring television!"

    Then they have sexy time at the Duckworths'!
    "Yeah, that's officially the start of their affair. We actually filmed two versions of that scene. We filmed one on the stairs and one on the settee. The one on the stairs could be a little too raunchy for 7.30pm at night! I don't know which one they're going to use yet, though."

    Apparently you're a keen poker player - do you get much time to play, what with the gruelling Corrie schedules?
    "Yeah, I love it! I don't get the chance to play as much as I'd like. I do play on Tuesday nights in my local pub, we have our local poker school. I've not been able to play any tournaments for Five or anything this year."

    Are you surprised that the writers have never written poker into the show for Kevin?
    "That could be an idea… They've had a few card scenes in the past… That'd be good to talk a few of the characters into going to a casino one Friday night and enter a tournament. That'd be great."

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    Kevin to be single dad?

    Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell has revealed that he thinks his character will make a great single dad.

    The actor, who plays Kevin Webster in the ITV1 soap, predicted that Sally will leave Kevin after discovering his affair with Molly Dobbs and joked that a baby will help to attract the attention of females.

    He told the Daily Star Sunday: "I can't see Sally sticking with Kevin. But he'll be a great single dad. Baby Jack won't cramp his style at all. Women love a bloke with a baby. I used to do it. I'd volunteer to take them to toddler group, all the totty loved it.

    "I'd often go off for a walk round the Trafford Centre. The amount of attention you'd get being a dad out with a baby was incredible. So I reckon Kevin will be okay."

    Speaking of his recent filming schedule, he added: "It's been a long 12 months for me but it was great to have been so heavily involved in the 50th."


    Source: Daily Star
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    He might be a single dad for a while, but I think he and Sally will eventually get back together. After all, they've weathered affairs on both their parts before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzle View Post
    I think he and Sally will eventually get back together. After all, they've weathered affairs on both their parts before.
    A younger version of Ken and Deirdre?
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerman View Post
    A younger version of Ken and Deirdre?
    Yeah, definitely.

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    I'd prefer Tyrone to be the real daddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizann View Post
    I'd prefer Tyrone to be the real daddy
    Too late now Kevin has had the DNA tests

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    I do think it would be interesting to see him on his own lookinf after jack, but I can see in the future him being with sally and bringing jack up

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