Lewis Archers charm always works a treat – whether he means it or not in Coronation Street and, sure enough, Audrey Roberts is about to fall under his suave spell yet again, much to the horror of her daughter Gail Rodwell.
After Lewis convinced Audrey to visit him in prison after he handed himself into the police for his recent fraud, he insisted that he had changed his ways and even revealed that he had transferred £40k into Gails bank account to pay her back for what he stole.
As Audrey remains torn, she confides in her mate Claudia Colby who is skeptical that Lewis could have changed – especially as he has tried this tactic before. But Audrey reaches the decision to give her crafty ex another chance but so that she can spend time with him in secret, she lies to Gail that she is heading off on a cruise.
As Lewis is released from prison, Audrey meets up with him and takes him back to her house where they share a romantic meal. But having looked into the cruise and discovered that it was scrapped months ago, Gail is suspicious and heads round to her mums before peering through the window.
As she discovers Audreys secret liaison with Lewis, she is aghast and refuses to give Audrey her blessing. As Gail tells David that his gran needs saving, David lures her to the salon and as the doors are locked, Gail emerges and reveals that they are staging an intervention to save her from being conned and hurt by Lewis again.
As Audrey is outraged, she refuses to back down no matter what her family try. Are they right to warn her off? And will Audrey listen?
One to watch: Wednesday 22nd August at 7:30pm on ITV.