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Michael Le Vell warns screen daughter Brooke Vincent over live Corrie episode

Published 13/09/2015

Michael Le Vell has warned his on-screen daughter about the upcoming live episode of Coronation Street
Michael Le Vell has warned his on-screen daughter about the upcoming live episode of Coronation Street

Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell has warned his on-screen daughter not to mess up the soap's upcoming live episode.

Le Vell, who plays garage owner Kevin Webster, teased: "Hopefully no big mistakes, eh?" - while Brooke Vincent, who plays his daughter Sophie, admitted: "He's looking at me because I'm normally the one that makes the mistakes."

Having taken part in the last live episode five years ago, Le Vell knows the kind of pressure it entails: "It's like if you were to do live theatre - but get 17 million people watching you. You'd have to fill a West End theatre for the next 20 years, seven nights a week, to get that one audience we get watching that one live episode.

"That's the daunting thing, if you start listening to figures like that - but that's the buzz you get. That's what gets the adrenaline going."

The Websters are currently entangled in a relationship drama after Sally Webster (played by Sally Dynevor) kissed Kevin - her ex husband - despite being engaged to Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine).

"It was just Sally playing silly beggars," Le Vell joked. "There was no love or lust involved in Sally's kiss. She was just after a man in a suit. But it might have repercussions in the live episode."

Though he insists Kevin is the "innocent victim" and put a stop to the kiss right away, the encounter will have consequences for his friendship with Tim.

"I think he [Tim] is going to be more upset to lose Kevin as a friend than Sally as a fiancee," the 50-year-old actor said. "But I think things can be worked out between Kevin and Tim. I'm not sure about Sally and Tim."

As for their daughter, Sophie, she's taking a mature approach, Vincent revealed. "She know's exactly why Sally's done it. Sally's very see-through in that way, and it is just because something new is happening, and Tim's obviously not in a suit with a tie.

"It's very much roles reversed at the minute, where Sophie's being the mum and Sally's being the daughter. It's showing a bit more of me growing up, in a way."

The 23-year-old actress said her character also wasn't so keen to see her parents reunite: "I don't think they're going to get back together. I don't think she wants them to get back together.

"I think she's quite happy living with Kevin on the other side of the street when her mum does her head in."

:: Coronation Street Live will air on Wednesday September 23 at 7.30pm on ITV.

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