Coronation Street star Les Dennis has revealed Michael and Gail WILL finally marry – but they may not get their happy ending.
The Liverpool actor was speaking as he teased the dramatic episodes in which his character, Michael Rodwell, discovers the truth about his son Gavin.
Les, 61, said: “If you found out that somebody had been pretending to be your son and your wife had kept it from you, and that you didn’t have the chance to go and see your own son, I think you’d be pretty livid.
“I can imagine that this mild-mannered man we know as Michael Rodwell could be the one that turns.”
Cast and crew recently filmed the scenes on location for the on-screen couple’s second attempt at getting wed.
The Garston-born entertainer told journalists at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards that Michael and Gail will end up tying the knot – but a lot of drama will follow.
The former Family Fortunes host said: “We have filmed the next wedding and it goes a bit more to plan than other soap weddings and their previous one.
“I can say that Michael and Gail do get married – that does happen. But there is still a lot to come afterwards and it is all Andy’s fault.”
Michael is currently unaware of fake Gavin’s true identity and believes impostor Andy Carver, played by Oliver Farnwoth, is his son.
However, his real son Gavin has recently died and Michael’s partner Gail McIntyre, played by Helen Worth, is keeping him in the dark to protect him.
Les hinted the betrayal will put his relationship under a lot of pressure.
He added: “At the moment, Michael is devoted to Gail and the revelation is still a long way off because they do keep the secret for a long time, but I think when the revelation comes out, then it is going to really explode.
“When he does find out, it will give me a range of anger and emotional upset. The storyline also has the double edge of the fact that Michael has a heart condition and when he finds out, that could come into play and it could affect his life.”
Coronation Street is on ITV on Wednesday, March 18 at 7.30pm.