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This Morning’s soap expert reassures Corrie fans about new boss

This Morning soap queen puts rumours to rest

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This Morning’s resident soap expert, Sharon Marshall, has addressed rumours that the new Coronation Street boss, Iain MacLeod, is set to axe favourite characters as he makes his mark on the show.

Sharon told presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that the rumours about current Corrie boss Kate Oates’ replacement aren’t true – and if fact he hasn’t even started his new role, let alone sacked half the cast.

Sharon Marshall set the record straight on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

During her soap segment on the show earlier today, Sharon revealed: “Kate Oates is going in the next few weeks and newspapers full of lots of speculation.

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“This always happens with a new boss, people think he is going to come in and axe everyone – but he’s not.

“He is actually on paternity leave. He hasn’t been to a single meeting at Corrie, I can promise you.”

Iain MacLeod is heading to Corrie (Credit: Twitter)

Sharon went on to reveal that while Iain is enjoying some well-earned time off following the birth of his child, he is set to inherit some amazing storylines when he arrives at Corrie…

Sharon chatted all things soap with holly and Phil (Credit: ITV)

“What I can say is Kate Oates is leaving and we have seen the incredible storylines she has put in place.

Kate Oates is heading for pastures new in June (Credit: ITV)

“Kate will do what she did at Emmerdale and that’s put a good framework of storylines in before she leaves.”

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The soap insider also hinted that there are some big storylines coming up for some of our favourite characters – proving that the rumours that Iain is going to get rid of cast members is false…

Sharon said Iain won’t be axing any Corrie favourites (Credit: ITV)

“There’s also storylines lined up for Audrey, Sally, Tyrone, Fiz and Michelle and they’re all going to be huge.”

We can’t wait!

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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