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Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman confirms future on soap

Another contract extension in the (hand)bag.

Coronation Street favourite Maureen Lipman isn't going anywhere just yet, after signing a one-year contract extension on the soap.

She's played the grandmother of Tyrone Dobbs, Evelyn Plummer, since 2018, while also juggling a spot on Celebrity Gogglebox for a short time.

Now, in conversation with Reader's Digest, the actress revealed this thrilling titbit as she spoke about working on the iconic series.

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"I won't hear a word against it. It's full of quite exceptional actors working with very little rehearsal, very little direction," Lipman said.

"Am I envious of some of my peers? Sometimes, yes. Do I have the right to be? Of course not. Would I like to be in Sex Education? Yes, of course.

"Am I sorry I've signed up with Corrie for another year? No, I'm not."

With a fourth season of Netflix's aforementioned high-school comedy officially on the horizon, maybe there's a role out there for her? If you don't ask, you don't get.

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The 76-year-old might be tied up for the foreseeable on Corrie, but that's not stopping her from dreaming big.

"I've been watching Call My Agent! on Netflix and I'm so full of envy," she previously said. "I won't stop dreaming because you never know when it might happen.

"Just look at someone like Fiona Shaw – she's been in the business for years, but it wasn't until Killing Eve came along that she's really been able to choose to do whatever she likes."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.

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