The actress's alter ego Kylie Turner is about to become a more prominent face on the cobbles as a high-profile storyline will see her return from Tenerife and be revealed as David Platt's new fiancée, providing a big shock for the twisted hairdresser's mum Gail.
Kylie was first introduced to the ITV1 show in August last year, immediately causing chaos for her half-sister Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly).
Speaking of the character's future, a statement on Corrie's official website reads: "[David's] new girlfriend is about to arrive and give everyone a shock. From Gail's disappointment to Becky's anger, Kylie is set to provoke some strong reactions and her relationship with David is sure to test the Platts and McDonalds to the limit with their plans to marry!
"We can also reveal that Paula Lane, who plays Kylie, recently extended her contract, so we'll be seeing a lot more of Kylie this year and into 2012."
Lane - who was nominated in the 'Best Newcomer' category at this year's National Television Awards - had previously been contracted to stay in Weatherfield until mid-2011.
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