Brooke Vincent lands new Coronation Street contract
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 July 2014
Brooke Vincent has landed a new one-year contract with Coronation Street as the soap plans to continue her on-screen lesbian fling
Brooke Vincent has landed a new Coronation Street contract.
The 22-year-old actress has signed on to stay with the ITV soap for another year as show bosses are keen to play out the lesbian fling between her character, Sophie Webster, and her love interest Maddie Heath, played by Amy James-Kelly.
The soap's writers are said to have "big plans" for the pair after their first kiss scored an audience of eight million in January this year.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Sophie's relationship with Maddie has gone down a storm so Street bosses now want to take that to the next level.
"There is certainly a lot of potential for the romance to heat up and we have high hopes for the storyline.
"Brooke and Amy have been promised more time on screen this year and they are thrilled with the way things are developing."
Meanwhile, Brooke recently admitted she is struggling to find love again following her split from her footballer ex Josh McEachran, as men assume she is only interested in women.
She said: "That's the first question a lad will ask me, 'Are you really a lesbian?' "