Corrie: Kym Marsh hopes to stay on the Street, and Phil Collinson on 2012 storylines

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed that she doesn’t as yet know if her contract with the show will be renewed when her current one ends in June of this year.

However, she added that she would love to stay on the show, and in the role of her character Michelle Connor.

Speaking to the PA about her future on the show, Kym said, “I’ve no idea yet, I don’t know if they want me to stay, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

“I would like to stay, if it’s right for me and right for them I’ll definitely stay, but there are two parties involved and it’s got to work for everybody.

“I’m sure that there’s always things going on. She’s just gone into the factory and everything, I’m looking forward to seeing where she goes next.”

Well, the man who has the ultimate decision over that is the show’s executive producer, Phil Collinson, and he’s been telling the Daily Star what lies ahead for some of the show’s characters this year…

He began by talking about the forthcoming romance between Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) and Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain).

He said, “They’re going to get together, and they’ll be a big story in 2012 as we see them striking out as a couple.

”Hopefully, they’ll follow on the spirit of all those memorable Corrie couples of the past, like Jack and Vera.

“It’ll be a huge love story of two people who adore each other.”

However, not every Corrie couple are in for a happy New Year, and it seems for Stella (Michelle Collins) and Karl (John Michie) trouble isn’t far away at all.

Collinson said, “There are storm clouds brewing and 2012 is going to be a difficult year for the couple.

“Karl has a number of deep, dark secrets that Stella has missed, and the beginning of the year is going to be tough for her.

“He may well turn to someone else in Weatherfield as he sets off on a dark journey which threatens his and Stella’s future.”

And of Corrie’s newest parents, Ches (Sam Aston) and Katy (Georgia May Foote) Collinson said, “It’s important we make it clear that having a baby at 16 is not a good idea, and Chesney and Katie have a lot of growing up to do.

“The Windass/Stapes are a messy modern family, who are an important new dynasty for the show.

Finally, of unlikely parents David (Jack P Shepherd) and Kylie (Paula Lane), Collinson remarked, “I’ve loved seeing David in love. He’s evolved from a boy to a man.

“But he’s still the person he was, and people should still be scared of him.

“Kylie is a bright star for the future, and having Max home is a massive challenge for her and David.”

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.