Sacha Parkinson is to reportedly signed a Coronation Street deal to keep her in the show until 2011.
The actress plays Sian Powers in the Weatherfield drama and is apparently to sign the new contract following the popularity of her character's lesbian storyline with Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent).
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Sacha has been negotiating a new deal and is due to sign as soon as the [tram] crash scenes have been sorted.
"She's storylined well into next year and is one of the soap's most popular young actresses."
They added: "There will be lots of twists and turns over the next few months as their relationship continues and life throws a number of things at both of them.
"By bringing in a few more lesbians it's only going to further spice things up. Everyone is very excited about it all."
Meanwhile, Sally Dynevor, who plays Sophie's mum Sally Webster, has said she was pleased her character is sticking by her daughter.
She told RTE: "I think Sally was really shocked.
"I think what she thought was a lesbian wasn't her daughter and I love that about the story, because so many lesbians that I've talked to have said that they've had exactly the same conversation with their mother."
Dynevor continued: "But I love the fact that now she's supporting them. As soon as somebody criticises she's there!"
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