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Lenska 'lined-up as new Rovers landlady'

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Rula Lenska is reportedly being lined-up as the next landlady of the The Rovers Return.

Coronation Street bosses have reportedly discussed the move after signing the actress up for more appearances as hairdresser Claudia Colby. The Mirror reports that Claudia will discover that current landlady Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) is quitting the Weatherfield boozer next month.

"Running the pub would be a massive step," an insider told the paper. "But it’s one that has definitely been talked about.

"Claudia ticks all the boxes for a feisty, no-nonsense landlady of a certain age. She could certainly make a great Rovers boss to follow in Liz's footsteps."

The 63-year-old's agent added: "They’re talking to us about extending her contract. They really like the character of Claudia. And Rula loves the show and cast. There are some very nice storylines ahead."

Lenska will make her next appearance in the ITV soap on New Year's Eve.

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