Actor Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street, has reportedly signed a £125,000-a-year contract for the soap.
Alongside the new 12-month-contract, it has also been heavily rumoured that Andy will be going into the jungle for this years series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
A show insider told The Sun: “Andrew is very pleased to have been given a new deal and he feels fortunate for each year he’s been in Corrie.
“And with a cheque for I’m A Celeb in his back pocket he’ll definitely be enjoying a lucrative 2020.”
And with a cheque for I’m A Celeb in his back pocket he’ll definitely be enjoying a lucrative 2020.
Andy joined the cast of Coronation Street in 2000 as Maria Connor’s brother.
However, it has since been reported he will join later in the series.
A source told The Sun Online: “Producers were chuffed to get Andrew as viewers have watched him on Coronation Street for the best part of two decades, yet know nothing about him away from Kirk.”
The source added: “Soap stars always do well on I’m A Celeb… So the producers have high hopes of Andrew.”
Last night (November 17 2019), the first episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here 2019 kicked off.
The first episode saw 10 celebrities head into the Australian jungle and participate in tasks.
The 10 celebs include former EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa, Ex-footballer and broadcaster Ian Wright, Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts, Capital Radio DJ Roman Kemp, and former Olympian and American reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner.
Also in the starting line-up is TV presenter Kate Garraway, comedian Andrew Maxwell and former England Rugby player James Haskell.
Entertainment Daily has contacted Coronation Street who said they don’t comment on contract speculation.
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