In October 2009, actor Nigel Havers joined the cast of Coronation Street as a potential love interest for Audrey.  Audrey first meets Havers' character, Lewis Archer when she attends a ball with Norris Cole ( Malcolm Hebden ).  Audrey is immediately attracted to Lewis, but is frustrated because she is accompanying Claudia Colby ( Rula Lenska ). Claudia later reveals to Audrey that Lewis is a male escort that charges women for his company.  Havers warned that his role of Lewis has a "dark side".  Havers commented: "I couldn't resist the idea of doing Coronation Street. I loved the idea of being Audrey's new man. I'm a huge Corrie fan. I started in Corrie a month ago and I'm there until July. I gather my character has a real dark side but I don't know what it is yet."