Amy Kelly signs new Corrie contract
'Coronation Street' bosses have handed newcomer Amy Kelly a new one-year deal after being impressed by her storyline with Brooke Vincent
Coronation Street's Amy Kelly has been handed a new one-year contract.
The 18-year-old actress - who plays homeless teen Maddie Heath in the ITV soap - has impressed soap bosses so much in her lesbian storyline with Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) they've extended her contract.
Amy, who had no acting experience before taking on the role, is said to be delighted to continue playing Maddie.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The bosses are really pleased with Amy. They were delighted to get such high figures for the kiss [between Maddie and Sophie].
"It was after that they decided they wanted to extend her contract.
"Amy absolutely adores being in 'Corrie' and has made some great pals on set so we hope for great things for her in the future."
'Corrie' executive producer Stuart Blackburn previously praised the newcomer, insisting she would have a job as long as he was in charge.
He said: "Amy Kelly as Maddie Heath is a keeper. The joy with Amy is that she has no idea how good she is. Short of [a] writer bringing in another story that I haven't expected, or Amy wanting to go, the character of Maddie will be here as long as I'm here."