It is reported that two characters will be leaving Coronation Street.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Mirror says that Nigel Havers filmed his last scenes as conman Lewis Archer last month, while Natalie Gumede's character, Kirsty Soames, will also be written out.

The paper says that Lewis will flee Weatherfield, leaving Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth) a video in which he reveals that he conned her.

A source told the paper: "There have already been rumours the new boss [producer Stuart Blackburn] will want to put his stamp on things, but these two big changes are certain.

"Nigel filmed his final scenes at the end of last month and viewers will see his exit next week – in dramatic fashion.

"Gail will discover the truth about what a liar he is, though Lewis aims to get the last laugh by leaving her a cruel message, to twist the knife yet further.

"But the plan is to leave the door open for a return in the future, as Nigel's character is extremely popular with the audience."