SOAP SHOCK! Corrie stars earn way less than their EastEnders rivals

The north-south divide is astonishing!

Earlier this week we told you about the phenomenal amounts of money the stars of EastEnders apparently earn.

Now we bring you reports of what the cast of Corrie supposedly make for tickling our fancies three nights a week.

And you’d be mighty surprised to find out which of its stars earn the most.

According to these reports, former popstar Kym Marsh takes home a tidy sum of £150,000 a year.

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This is a hefty figure that was agreed upon in a new deal she recently signed, after viewers were moved by her acclaimed performances as Michelle Connor.

In the past few months, Kym really exercised her acting muscles showing viewers Michelle deal with coming to terms with losing her baby and discovering that her husband Steve had had an affair.

Meanwhile, co-star Jack P Shepherd – who plays grumpy David Platt – recently negotiated his contract and takes home an annual salary of £200, o00 – which – surprisingly –  makes him among the top earners on the show.

Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster) is believed to have been offered a £170,000 salary deal back in January to stay on the cobbles for another year, while Simon Gregson, who has played Steve McDonald since 1989, is reported to earn £150, 000.

Meanwhile, Helen Flanagan – who plays Rosie Webster – is thought to be on £120, 000 since returning to the soap after a couple of years in the wilderness.

She was supposedly originally offered just £30, 000 for a short stint on the show.

But after she proved such a favourite with viewers, producers decided to extend her stay and upped her fee.

However, it’s the veteran stars of the legendary soap who command the biggest fees, with Barbara Knox (Rita) and Bill Roache (Ken) both taking away over £200, 000 a year!

And it’s little surprise as the pair have been with the show for much of its existence.

These figures are in stark contrast to the fees paid to stars of the BBC soap EastEnders.

Yesterday, we reported that Danny Dyer was the soap’s biggest earner with a whopping salary of £400, 000 a year – almost double the amount of Corrie legends like Bill and Babs!

Surprisingly, Albert Square legend Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), earned almost £100, 000 less than Danny, snagging £310, 000 a year, while Adam Woodyatt, who has played Ian Beale since day one, is paid an annual fee of £260, ooo,

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Meanwhile, it was suggested back in December, that 90-year-old June Brown was in talks with producers to remain on the show until at least March 2018 and was able to wangle a rather hefty salary of £300,000.

Hmmm, we wonder what EastEnders’ northern counterparts think of their soap rivals’ higher fees.

We wouldn’t be surprised if a few agents were putting in calls this week demanding a contract rethink!