Beverley Callard signs new Coronation Street deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 November 2014
Beverley Callard will stay in 'Coronation Street' indefinitely having signed a new £100,000 deal with the ITV soap. The 57-year-old actress had returned to the show on a six-month trial but proved to be a hit with viewers
Beverley Callard will stay in 'Coronation Street' permanently after signing a new deal.
The 57-year-old actress returned to the ITV programme last year on a six-month trial contract after quitting in 2009 due to a personal battle with depression, but the Rovers Return landlady will now stay in the soap permanently having proved to be a hit with viewers.
An insider on the show told The Sun newspaper: "The word around the place is that she can now go on and become a true Corrie legend."
The mother of two - who plays Liz McDonald in the show - has become a fan favourite thanks to her cheeky one-liners and no-nonsense attitude, and has now signed a £100,000 contract which guarantees her long-term future in the show.
The well-known actress first appeared as the character in 1989, leaving nine years later to spend more time with her family, but has returned several times since and is now set to become a permanent fixture on the cobbles once again.
The source continued: "Everyone is thrilled Bev - and Liz - are going to be here for a long, long time."
Her permanent return to the soap follows a turbulent period in her life. The actress has been declared bankrupt twice in recent years due to failed businesses with her husband Jon McEwan, and also revealed that she has attempted suicide six times.