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Michael Le Vell
Michael Le Vell, 44, has played Weatherfield car mechanic Kevin Webster since 1983. Coronation Street can be seen Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays on ITV1.
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?
A Mitsubishi people carrier - the Warrior.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
A Vauxhall Viva.
WHAT WAS YOUR BEST/WORST CAR?
The best car was my Shogun. I loved that.
I lived in Saddleworth at the time and I needed it. It came in very handy over there, but I don't need it living in south Manchester now.
This one I've got now is my second best because it fits the kids in and it fits my dogs in. My little lad comes home and says "So and so's dad's got a DB7," and all that sort of stuff. I said: "Well I've got a DB1. It's a dog bus one."
The worst was the Vauxhall Viva. It had bad steering and I just remember my clutch cable snapping in the middle of Manchester and I had to push it for about three miles. Me and my wife were all dressed up going to this party. I've got bad memories of that.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR?
I'd have to say an Aston Martin. One of the old classic ones.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A GOOD DRIVER?
Yes, I'm okay.
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR GLOVEBOX?
My CDs and petrol receipts.
WHAT DRIVES YOU MAD BEHIND THE WHEEL?
People that cut you up. You try and be a sensible driver and leave a sensible distance and some twerp in front of you just pulls in the gap you've left. I hate that.
WHAT'S THE BEST MUSIC TO DRIVE TO?
I like a wide range of things from the Plain White Ts, Stereophonics and the Script to Bob Marley.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CRASH?
I have yeah. It was quite serious at the time. This car was pulled up on the side of the road and I had three mates in the car. As I went to overtake it, because it was parked up, he decided to turn right.
I could smell alcohol on his breath. So I said: "You been drinking?" He said: "I've had a couple of pints, but don't phone the police." So he give me his insurance details and it went on for months and months. Then when the insurance people went round to his house, he'd moved!
WHO WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT PASSENGER?
At this moment in time it would have to be (Cristiano) Ronaldo so I could lock him in the car and ask him why he's leaving (Manchester United).
WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE IN A CAR?
Nothing. I might have had the odd race home but that was it.
WHO CLEANS YOUR CAR, AND HOW OFTEN?
Me or my daughter, about once every six months.
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