But why was Gail, played by Helen Worth in the ITV soap, so livid and why did she make her mum choose between her and Lewis? Here’s all you need to know…
Why does Gail hate Lewis Archer in Coronation Street?
When Lewis first arrived on the scene back in 2009 he was working as a male escort.
He ended up ditching his profession when he became romantically involved with Audrey, played by Sue Nicholls.
Lewis, actor Nigel Havers, and Audrey planned to emigrate together but Lewis stole money from Peter Barlow’s bookies by cashing in fraudulent betting slips. He then fled the country, leaving Audrey heartbroken and Gail furious.
He returned in 2012 when Gail and Audrey spotted him in a pub and he pretended to be his own twin brother.
They didn’t buy it and Lewis returned to Weatherfield and apologised to Peter for ripping him off and repaid him.
Lewis then told Audrey he was a changed man. They reunited and tried to keep their relationship a secret at first but Gail found out and was livid, as she still held a grudge for how Lewis treated her mum the first time round.
Gail hatched a plot with Gloria Price to test Lewis’ loyalty to Audrey and Gloria told him she was dying and asked him to run away with her.
Lewis found out that Audrey knew about the plot and dumped her.
He then plotted to ruin Gail’s life so he seduced her and they planned to move to Italy together.
Lewis convinced Gail to take out £40,000 from her house, which he stole and fled the country again.
He set up a DVD viewing for the Platts where he revealed his revenge plan on Gail and told Audrey that it was her he loved, leaving Gail humiliated.
Lewis tried to con Gail again in June 2018 when he was revealed to be in cahoots with pretend clairvoyant Rosemary Piper.
He’d told Rosemary all about the Platts’ troubled history and Rosemary told Gail that her dead serial killer husband Richard Hillman had put a curse on the family.
Rosemary said she could remove the curse for a large sum of money but before she and Lewis got their hands on it, they were thwarted by Audrey, Roy Cropper and Cathy Matthews.
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Why doesn’t Gail want Audrey dating Lewis?
Lewis repaid £40,000 to Gail’s bank account in August 2018 and handed himself in to the police.
He sent Audrey a visiting order and promised her that he really is a changed man this time.
When he was released from jail he and Audrey decided to give their relationship another go, with Audrey believing it could be her last chance at happiness.
Gail has not forgiven Lewis for how he treated her and is worried that he will hurt her mum again, or even try and steal money from her.
by – TheSun TV and Showbiz