Leslie "Les" Coker, played by Roger Sloman, first appeared on 9 January 2012.
He subsequently appeared in five episodes in 2012, before returning for an episode in 2014.
Jean is distressed to hear that Stacey is dead, but Mo Harris (Laila Morse) reveals she has just spoken to Stacey on the phone, meaning Stacey is alive. Les is seen by Sasha Dixon (Rebecca Sanneh) doing business with Anthony Moon (Matt Lapinskas) and it turns out that when someone dies, Les offers to empty their house and sells the goods to Anthony for his business.
Sasha and her employer, Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell), then ask Les to offer every other house to them for the charity shop.
Les arranges a party for the centenary of Coker & Sons, and Pam gets upset at the thought that their grandson, Paul (Jonny Labey), will not attend.July saw the arrival of Masood Ahmed's brother, AJ.July also saw the second birth of the year: Lola Pearce's daughter Lexi, Newman's first introduction.They vow no more secrets, but after Les meets with his 'other woman', Claudette Hubbard (Ellen Thomas) and gives her an expensive necklace.Claudette and Pam are revealed to be old friends, as Claudette is a foster mother and Pam used to help children in care.When walking home one night, Arthur Chubb (Ricky Norwood), known as Fatboy, notices Les being handed money by Dot Branning's (June Brown) grandson Charlie Cotton (Declan Bennett).