Kym Marsh 'signs three-year £500k Corrie deal'
Published May 13 2012, 09:49 BST | By Colin Daniels Kym Marsh
has reportedly signed a new three-year deal with Coronation Street
The actress, who plays Michelle Connor, spent weeks negotiating the £500,000 deal, the Daily Star Sunday
Producers of the ITV1 soap were apparently "desperate" to lock Marsh into a long-term contract and promised her a series of major storylines alongside the impressive salary.
Bosses are said to have been particularly impressed with her vocal talents as Elsie Tanner in the premiere of the Coronation Street
musical Street of Dreams
"Kym is a very talented actress and singer. The scriptwriters have come up with some pretty explosive stuff for her and wanted her signed up for three years so it could all play out," a source said.
"The majority of the cast are either on six-month or one-year contracts. They only ever give these types of deals out when they really want to keep someone.
"There are some major storylines coming up for her and people are going to see a completely different side to Michelle in the months to come."
Friends described the deal as a change in fortunes for Marsh, after fiancé Jamie Lomas was accused of cheating on her
in recent weeks.