CORONATION Street star Kym Lomas is staying on the cobbles — after landing a pay rise.
The six-figure one-year deal makes the Ashton actress — who plays knicker factory boss Michelle Connor — one of the soap’s highest paid stars.
An ITV source said: “The producer was determined to get Kym to stay on the show.
“He’s a big fan and has some big storylines planned for her in the next 12 months.
“It’s a huge coup to have her for another year. We are absolutely delighted.”
Kym’s husband, ex-Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, recently went on a two-month trip looking for work in Hollywood.