ITV Coronation Street's Claire Sweeney issues 'nervous' announcement as show future confirmed

Claire Sweeney is set to stay on Coronation Street for at least another year
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Claire Sweeney has admitted she was "nervous" about her latest Coronation Street storyline.

The soap star has been a hit with fans since she arrived on the show as Cassandra Plummer. Cassie's attempts to rebuild her life continued this week as she got a job as Ken Barlow's carer.

Claire reacted to the plot development yesterday as she said it was an honour to work the legendary actor, William Roache. She told followers on Instagram: "So Cassie becomes Ken’s carer. Just love working with Bill Roache, such a legend."

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In an interview with OK! Magazine, Claire Sweeney said felt "nervous" about acting alongside 'Coronation Street' veteran William Roache. She said: "I was very ensconced in the Dobbs’ house with Maureen Lipman and Alan Halsall and then suddenly I heard whispers that I had a storyline with Bill [Roache's].

"My first day of filming, I just said to him, ‘Look, I’m nervous,’ and he was so kind and warm. I feel so honoured – I’ve only been here a year and I’m so lucky to have this storyline."

After a rocky start, the characters enjoyed a heartwarming scene together as Claire added: "There’s a lovely scene with him where she says, ‘look, sometimes you’ve got to allow yourself to be helped.’

"Over lunch they laugh together and you can see that they are good company for each other. She has put a little spring in his step and suddenly she feels useful and appreciated. So it’s worked for both of them."

However, Claire still dreams of landing a big 'Corrie' fight scene. She explained: "I would love to have a scrap on the cobbles! One of my favourite 'Corrie' scenes is when Eileen and Gail had a fight and so I’d love to have a little scrap. Those scenes are iconic."

The new plot comes amid an exciting development as Claire confirmed she will stay on the Cobbles for at least another year. She told Cheshire Life magazine: "I've just signed my contract for another year in 'Corrie', and I'm really happy to fully invest all my time and energy into Cassie and see what develops."

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