Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan will reportedly be offered a new £300,000 deal to keep her in the soap. New producer Stuart Blackburn wants the actress to sign a three-year contract when her current deal ends in November. The move comes following rumors that Keegan is considering moving to London to be near boyfriend Mark Wright and “spread her wings” professionally.
An ITV source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Stuart is keen to negotiate a new contract with Michelle. He sees her as a very important cast member and wants her there for the long term. Three-year contracts are virtually unheard of at ITV these days but it shows how much they value her.”
“The writers are hoping she’ll commit to the Street long-term as she’s a great character to write for and they want to give her some major storylines.” Keegan recently spoke of her desire to star in a period drama like The Tudors or Downton Abbey.