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Thursday 4th June 2020

Corrie SHOCK as major star could be quitting!

She always thinks twice when her contract runs out

Coronation Street could be rocked by the news that one of its main stars, thinks twice before signing a new contract.

The news is particular shocking as she revealed that she thinks "would I want to" continue on the ITV soap.

Kym Marsh has opened up about her feelings towards extending her stay on Corrie.

She has admitted that she has been on the verge of quitting Weatherfield every time her contract is up for renewal.

Kym is currently contracted to appear in the soap until June next year and has revealed that bosses already have a number of juicy storylines for her lined up.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Kym said: "It’s always something that when you are at the end of a contract, you are thinking, 'Are they going to want me to stay? What do I do?'

"That’s always something that people think.

"Having been on the show for 10 years, you do sit there and go, 'Would I want to? Would I like to?'"

She has also admitted that it took a lot of soul searching before committing to her latest contract.

She admitted: "I thought about it for a long time.

"It was obviously a huge decision."

Kym's character Michelle Connor is deep in to a big story as she is pregnant with husband Steve's baby.

It's not going to be a smooth ride though as Steve, played by Simon Gregson, is at risk of having muscle wasting disease, myotonic dystrophy.

Michelle doesn't yet know that Steve is also fathering a baby with Leanne at the same time.

Kym admitted: "Both Simon and I are privileged to be given such serious subject matter," Kym said.

"Steve has found out that he may have inherited a genetic disease from his father.

"And we will see how that impacts on Michelle.

"And, of course, Michelle doesn’t know that Leanne is still carrying Steve’s baby.

"This storyline is going to be one that plays for a long time.

"We’re going to see a lot of twists and turns before it’s over."

Kym revealed the effect it has on viewers when Corrie tackles such weighty issues.

She said that Steve's battle with depression had really hit home with those watching.

Kym said: "Because of the depression storyline, Simon got a lot of letters that said, 'Thank you so much for doing that - I watched it and it forced me to go to the doctor.'

"Hearing that makes it all worthwhile and it shows we’re doing a good job."

Let's hope that it is enough to see Kym sign on the dotted line to keep Michelle in Weatherfield.