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Corrie's Becky 'doesn't stick to script'

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Corrie's Becky 'doesn't stick to script'

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Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly has revealed that she sometimes requests changes to the soap's scripts in order to make her character's behaviour more extreme.

The actress's alter ego Becky McDonald - wife of businessman Steve (Simon Gregson) - has become known for her hellraising antics since making her debut on the Weatherfield drama in 2006.

Speaking to The Sun, Kelly explained: "The script often says, 'Becky slaps Steve' but we try to find a different way to do it. I always think she wouldn't slap, she would punch.

"The other move was kicking Simon in the balls. We did that when Becky found out Steve had given her Michelle's engagement ring. She was waiting for him outside the cab office. We decided that instead of slapping him she would kick him in the b*llocks. The slap is too common in soaps."

The 30-year-old also said that she came up with the idea of Becky angrily jumping over the Rovers Return bar after being dumped by Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas).

She confirmed: "It wasn't in the script - I just wanted to go over the bar some time. There was a crash mat on the other side but it was down to Ryan to catch me and take me safely to the ground."

Kelly has been nominated for the 'Best Serial Drama Performance' prize at this year's National Television Awards, which take place in London on Wednesday. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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