Les was initially supposed to spend just a fews months in Weatherfield, however, according to reports, his popularity with viewers means bosses have scrambled to sign him up for longer.
A source tells The Sun: “It’s always a good sign when people are offered a new contract — it shows the bosses like the way they are performing and want to tie them down to build up the character.”
“He can’t wait to get stuck into the plotlines which will be some of the soap’s best of the year.
“He loves playing Michael and has become good friends with lots of the cast and crew.”
Since arriving in Weatherfield, Michael has become a new man, and his days as a bumbling burglar are long gone.
Michael is still in a relationship with Gail, and she even proposed to him earlier this year.
However, things haven’t exactly gone smoothly for him and shortly after the pair got engaged, Michael was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a serious health problem.