Georgia May Foote signs bumper Corrie deal
Georgia May Foote has signed a huge 'Coronation Street' deal that sees her become on eof the soap's highest-paid young stars
Georgia May Foote has signed a huge 'Coronation Street' deal.
Soap bosses are said to have pulled out all the stops to keep the 22-year-old star - who plays young mum Katy Armstrong - following the departure of Michelle Keegan, and offered her a new 12-month contract that runs until May 2014 and sees her made one of the highest-earning younger members of the cast.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "It is really brilliant news for everyone at Corrie that Georgia has agreed to stay on.
"She's a brilliant actress who has impressed everyone with the way she has taken to playing Katy.
"On top of that she is a stunning young girl and very popular with male viewers. The improved deal we've given her reflects how highly we rate her."
Next week, Georgia and Michelle are both up for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards and 'Corrie' bosses are hoping the accolade could further boost Georgia's popularity if she beats her co-star - who has taken the honour for the past four years - to the title.
The source added: "Losing Michelle will be a huge blow. The fact she's won Sexiest Female at the Soap Awards four years running shows just how popular she is.
"But Georgia has got a real chance of taking her crown this year, which would cement her place as a rising star."
Georgia joined the soap in 2010 and her recent storyline has seen her character cheat on Chesney Brown - the father of her 16-month-old son Joseph - with Ryan Connor.