Coronation Street boss Stuart Blackburn has confirmed that Michael Le Vell's Kevin Webster will return to our TV screens in 2014, and revealed that things will be very different for the car mechanic when he returns to the cobbles.

"At the point when Kevin was forced to leave for Germany, he was actually looking to get back together with Sally" Blackburn told the Manchester Evening News. "So when he returns, it's to a very different world in Coronation Street. He comes back to find Sally's relationship with Tim, while his daughter Sophie's world will have changed as well, and in Sally's eyes, not necessarily for the better."

Le Vell has not appeared on screen since Feburary 2013, when he was charged with several sexual offences. The actor was later cleared of all charges and is now expected to return to work on a full-time basis. "We're just delighted to have Michael back with us" Blackburn said, "and we're hoping he'll be back on screen in March/April."