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Who did Will Mellor play in Coronation Street? Will Harvey ever return?

Mellor might be the first name to be announced for Strictly Come Dancing this year, but who did he play on Coronation Street?

He walked the cobbles as Harvey Gaskell last year.

Drug lord Harvey was related to a Corrie legend.

But could he ever come back?

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Will Mellor played Harvey on Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

Who did Will Mellor play on Coronation Street?

Harvey Gaskell made his debut in 2021 and he was played by actor Will Mellor.

Harvey was a drug lord and the nephew of Sharon Bentley, Rita’s former foster daughter.

Speaking about joining the Corrie cast, Will said: “I’m honored to have been asked to come to Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a big part of my family life.

“When I started acting 32 years ago, my mother’s dream was to be in Corrie, so I’m excited to finally be able to make it come true. It’s a Manchester institution and as a Manchester actor this definitely ticks a box.

“Harvey is the first real villain I’ve ever played. It’s a very different kind of role for me, so I’m looking forward to getting into the character and making some waves.”

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Simon and Leanne lived in fear of Harvey for months (Source: ITV)

What did Harvey do to Leanne and Simon?

In 2020, Leanne’s three-year-old son Oliver died. She was devastated and took time off from work as she struggled with her grief.

When Leanne’s eldest son Simon realized he was running out of money, he started working for Dev and delivered.

However, while working for Dev, Simon befriended another delivery boy, Jacob.

He tricked Simon into delivering drugs and tricked him into believing he owed them money.

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Simon and Jacob worked for Harvey (Credit: ITV)

Eventually, Simon met Harvey, the leader of the drug ring.

But when Leanne found out Simon was delivering drugs, she was horrified and took his place to make deliveries to protect her son.

However, she decided to report Harvey to the police and began working with them.

Soon after, Harvey was arrested and taken into custody.

Sharon Bentley is shooting horror on Coronation Street
Sharon is Harvey’s aunt (Credit: ITV)

Harvey’s relationship with Sharon Bentley

Since Harvey had outsiders and wanted Leanne and Simon killed, they were all placed under witness protection.

Soon, Rita got a shock when her former foster daughter, Sharon, showed up at Weatherfield wanting to put the past behind her.

However, viewers soon realized there was another reason for her return – she’s Harvey’s aunt and was trying to track down Leanne and Simon for him.

In order to bring Leanne’s friend Nick home, Sharon arranged for his son Sam to be kidnapped.

Soon Rita’s former stepdaughter Jenny found out about the connection between Sharon and Harvey and tried to warn Rita.

Rita set her up so she ended up getting arrested.

In court, Leanne decided to testify, but Sharon also testified against Harvey and he was put in jail.

However, with Harvey in prison, Sharon took over his company.

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Harvey went to jail (Credit: ITV)

Harvey’s devastating return

During Super Soap Week in October 2021, Harvey escaped from a prison van.

The vehicle crashed into a car carrying the Alahans, but Harvey left them for dead. He attacked Kevin Webster, who had come to rescue the family, and stole the tow truck. Harvey went straight back to Weatherfield and Leanne.

He managed to track her down to the bistro. Leanne tried to escape, so Harvey tied her hands and taped her mouth.

But when Harvey turned his back, Leanne made it out into the street.

Leanne hid and ended up in the House of Horrors lying on the cobblestones.

However, Harvey soon appeared and followed her down the street.

As he caught up with her, he tried to hit her, but eventually fell through the ground.

Continue reading: Full Coronation Street 2022 Cast List – Meet Them All Here!

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Leanne’s wig stayed on (Credit: ITV)

But Harvey made it out of the sewers and found Abi Webster’s gun in the process. Abi had planned to use it to kill Corey Brent, who murdered her son Seb.

Harvey picked up the gun and began chasing Leanne again.

However, in a tragic case of mistaken identity, he shot and killed Natasha Blakeman, who was wearing the same Halloween costume as Leanne.

Natasha died from her injuries.

Meanwhile, Harvey was still trying to kill Leanne, jumping into her car and forcing her to drive him to his pickup point.

But Leanne wasn’t scared anymore and instead crashed her car into a container.

Harvey was taken back to prison where he remains.

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Will Mellor’s final performance as Harvey on Coronation Street caused havoc (Credit: ITV)

Could Harvey return to Coronation Street?

As far as we know, Harvey is still in prison and there are no plans for his return.

And now that Will Mellor is doing Strictly, it seems even more unlikely!

However, as long as a soap character is still alive, there is always the possibility of a return.

And after all, he’s escaped from prison before…

Coronation Street normally airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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