KYM Lomas is poised to stay on at Coronation Street for at least another year and hopes to become one of the soap’s icons.
The Ashton star, who has played Michelle Connor in the series drama for seven years, said she wants to stay for as long as possible and has her sights on being as popular as legends Elsie Tanner and Bet Lynch.
She said: “I’m really happy, I’ve just signed for another year and that takes me to my eighth year. It has gone so fast.
“I’ll try and stay as long as I can. I would love to become a Corrie icon.”
The 35-year-old admitted she is loving filming scenes with her on-screen partner Steve Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald.
She said: “I always said I never wanted Michelle to settle down, but Simon and I love working together.
“We have a bit of a giggle so I would hate it if they split us up now.”
She also hinted at further trouble brewing for her on-screen son Ryan.
She said: “There are great storylines with Ryan who is always causing Michelle problems. I’d like more of the same.”
But Kym is also working on a new venture with husband, ex-Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas.
They have a VIP agency, which will hire out their celebrity pals for appearances at corporate and nightclub events.
Speaking about the new venture, she said: “I’ve set up our own VIP agency. It launches soon.
“It’s public appearances and whatnot. We’re excited about it because it’s fingers in different pies.
“Jamie is away in LA but when he’s back he wants to focus on different things as well as the acting game – the same as me really.”
The launch is at Cloud 23, Deansgate, on Wednesday,
And the former Hear’Say singer raised £3,300 for The Donna Louise Trust (a children’s hospice) on Celebrity Catchphrase.
She admitted to downloading the Catchphrase app and has been watching the series on TV, trying to get tips ahead of taking on Steve Pemberton and Rosemary Shrager for the Celebrity Catchphrase crown.
She said: “I didn’t have to think twice about it,
“It’s one of those shows that was on when all the family were together after dinner.”
And Kym’s children, David, 18, Emily, 14, and Polly, one, gathered round the television last Sunday to cheer her on.
She laughed: “They’ll love watching me on it – especially if I do badly! I think they’re secretly hoping I say something stupid.”