Coronation Street star Paula Lane has reportedly extended her contract until 2012.
The actress plays Becky McDonald's half-sister Kylie Turner in the Weatherfield drama.
Kylie is set to become more central to the storyline as she returns from Tenerife.
It will be revealed that she is David Platt's new fiancée, providing a big shock for his mum Gail (Helen Worth).
Speaking about 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 was nominated in the Best Newcomer category at this year's National Television Awards.
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