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'Coronation Street' star Michelle Keegan offered £300k deal?

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Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan will reportedly be offered a new £300,000 deal to keep her in the soap.

New producer Stuart Blackburn wants the actress, who plays Tina McIntyre, to sign a three-year contract when her current deal ends in November.

Irish Film and Television Awards 2013 at the Convention Centre Dublin- Arrivals
Featuring: Michelle Keegan
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: 09 Feb 2013
Credit: WENN.com

© WENN



The move comes following rumours that Keegan is considering moving to London to be near boyfriend Mark Wright and "spread her wings" professionally.

An ITV source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Stuart is keen to negotiate a new contract with Michelle. He sees her as a very ­important cast member and wants her there for the long term.

"Three-year contracts are virtually unheard of at ITV these days but it shows how much they value her.

"The writers are hoping she'll ­commit to the Street long-term as she's a great character to write for and they want to give her some major storylines."

Keegan recently spoke of her desire to star in a period drama like The Tudors or Downton Abbey.

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