Coronation Street star Sue Devaney
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Coronation Street: Sue Devaney signs new contract to stay on soap another year

The actress has pledged her long-term future to the soap

Sue Devaney will be sticking around on Coronation Street after signing a major new contract.

The actress plays Debbie Webster in the ITV soap.

Actress Sue Devaney has signed a long-term contract to remain on Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

Originally, Sue resumed her role from the 1980s for a short stint of a few episodes but bosses were so impressed they brought her back for a bigger run.

And now with her contract coming to an end, soap producers have convinced her to stay long-term.

“I absolutely love playing her, and I have just signed a new contract that will take me to April 2022,” she said, according to Metro.

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“When I first came back, I never imagined I would be around for that length of time and I am delighted.

“Every day when I drive into work, I have a big grin on my face. I am so happy to be here. When I get to work with new people I haven’t worked with before that I have watched on screen, I am so excited.”

Sue added that Debbie is “such a fun character to play” and she “reacts differently with different people”.

Debbie is a powerful woman says Sue (Credit: ITV)

Coronation Street: Sue Devaney says Debbie Webster is a powerful woman

She said she loves that Debbie “doesn’t let anyone get in her way”.

Referencing upcoming scenes where she survives a murder attempt by Ray Crosby, Sue teased how Debbie reacts.

Sue explained that when Debbie was in the freezer with Kevin, viewers see a “real vulnerable side of her but she doesn’t let that out that often”.

Debbie and Kevin are locked in a freezer by evil Ray, reveals Sue Devaney (Credit: ITV)

She added that when she goes out the door, she “puts her armour on and paints her face on, and she is the warrior woman”.

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Debbie has planned to take Ray Crosby’s business empire from him – and cement herself as the businesswoman on the cobbles.

Will she be successful?

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