Ex-Eastender Michelle Collins is believed to be on the verge of signing a major contract with ITV soap Coronation Street, it has been claimed. According to tabloid reports, the actress has been having 'secret meetings' on the set of Manchester based soap with the possibility of the joining the cast as a full-time member.
The actress best known for her role as superbitch Cindy Beale in the BBC soap is a close friend of Corrie producer Phil Collinson and is believed to be moving up north after top secret meetings with Corrie officials.
A source told The Daily Star: ''Michelle would be a great signing for Corrie. She's known Phil for a number of years so it was only a matter of time before he got her in to discuss the possibility of joining the cast''
''The Street has a number of strong female characters and she'd certainly mix it up a bit. Phil is a big fan of her work and he's been trying to get her up to Manchester for a meeting for months.''
This latest news is sure to be a blow to Eastenders, Cindy was one of their most popular characters and with the controversy surrounding their baby-swap storyline, an ex-cast member joining the rival soap is a massive blow.
Whilst it's not a definite signing yet, it's only time before the pen meets paper and with Michelle being good friends with the boss, her character would be sure to be straight in the thick of the action.
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