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  • 22 May 2014, 10:27

William Roache To Resume Filming For Corrie

Coronation Street actor William Roache, who was cleared of sex offences in February, will begin filming again for the soap in the next fortnight.

The 82-year-old star has been off our screens for over a year after he was accused of rape and indecent assault.

Writers for the show covered for his character Ken Barlow's absence by writing a storyline about him visiting his grandson Adam in Canada.

But now the TV channel has confirmed to Sky News that the veteran actor will be back on screen in August.

It is thought he will return to whisk his on-screen wife Deirdre, played by Anne Kirkbride, off on a caravanning holiday in North Wales.

Roache was found not guilty after a trial which he called a witch-hunt. Speaking after the verdict he said he was keen to "get back to work".

ITV had said he could not appear in the programme until legal proceedings had ended.

Upon learning of the verdict, the broadcaster said in a statement: "We look forward to talking to Bill soon about his return to work."

Some of his Coronation Street co-stars including Kirkbride appeared as witnesses for the actor during the trial.

Roache is the longest-serving soap star ever, having been in Coronation Street since it began in 1960.

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