Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has reportedly signed a new one-year contract with the soap.

The 37-year-old actress, who plays barmaid Michelle Connor, is also believed to have been offered a pay rise with the promise of dramatic storylines on the way for her character, according to The Sun on Sunday.

Meanwhile, some of Marsh's co-stars will exit the soap later this year - Chris Gascoyne, Sue Johnston, Philip Lowrie, Charlie Condou and Michelle Keegan.