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Coronation Street legend signs huge new contract to keep her on the street after 24 years

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CORONATION Street star Tina O'Brien has signed a new big-money deal to keep her on the Cobbles. The actress - who has played Sarah Platt on the ITV soap for 24 years - has had her contract extended for another 12 months.

It comes after Corrie retained three more of its major stars by offering bumper deals to stay for another year on the ITV soap.

A source told The Sun: "Tina signed on for another year's contract and couldn't be happier. "She sees Coronation Street as her home and loves playing Sarah. "Everyone's really pleased and fans will be too." READ MORE ON CORONATION STREETSILLY SALLY Sally lends her play box with shocking consequences in Coronation StreetSOAP EXIT Corrie star confirms she's left show after major storyline & fans are gutted It's been an eventful few months for her character - and no doubt there will plenty more drama in store.

Tina, who joined the show in 1999, but had a short break between 2008 and 2015, is seen as a a central figure on the soap. She was involved in a dramatic storyline last year after her husband Adam Barlow was accused of cheating on her with old university friend Lydia Chambers.

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