Kym’s big pay deal

Kym outside the Rovers Return
Kym outside the Rovers Return

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.