Coronation Street bosses have signed up the feisty Price family to stay on in the soap for at least another year.
Jane Danson, Sue Johnston, Michelle Collins and Catherine Tyldesley have all had their contracts extended for another 12 months, it has been confirmed.
Stella Price (Michelle), her daughter Eva (Catherine), her mum Gloria (Sue) and her previously estranged daughter Leanne Tilsley (Jane) are set for plenty more drama at the centre of Corrie life behind the bar at the Rover’s Return.
A soap insider said: “Those four characters are seen as a very strong family unit.
“They are all very strong, matriarchal women who know how to stand up for themselves – the kind of female characters that have been a part of Corrie for the last 52 years – and soap bosses are keen to hold on to that tradition.”
Jane joined the soap in 1997 as part of the Battersby clan, but her character Leanne was more recently reunited with her biological mum Stella when she arrived on the cobbles.
Michelle – who previously starred in EastEnders for 10 years – and Catherine joined Corrie in April 2011, with Royle Family star Sue signing up as Stella’s mum last year.