'Coronation Street' bosses have signed up the feisty Price family to stay on in the soap for at least another year.

Jane Danson, Sue Johnston, Michelle Collins and Catherine Tyldesley have all had their contracts extended for another 12 months, it has been confirmed.

Stella Price (Michelle), her daughter Eva (Catherine), her mum Gloria (Sue) and her previously estranged daughter Leanne Tilsley (Jane) are set for plenty more drama at the centre of Corrie life behind the bar at the Rover's Return.

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Michelle Collins on Coronation Street

A soap insider said: "Those four characters are seen as a very strong family unit.

"They are all very strong, matriarchal women who know how to stand up for themselves - the kind of female characters that have been a part of Corrie for the last 52 years - and soap bosses are keen to hold on to that tradition."

Jane joined the soap in 1997 as part of the Battersby clan, but her character Leanne was more recently reunited with her biological mum Stella when she arrived on the cobbles.

Michelle - who previously starred in EastEnders for 10 years - and Catherine joined Corrie in April 2011, with Royle Family star Sue signing up as Stella's mum last year.

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  • 19. Brookside 1994: Beth and Margaret's lesbian kiss

  • 18. EastEnders 1998: Tiffany is run over and killed

  • 17. Coronation Street 1996: Raquel leaves the Street

  • 16. Emmerdale 2011: Aaron helps Jackson end his life

  • 12. EastEnders 2005: Den is murdered by Chrissie

  • 15. Coronation Street 2006: Mike Baldwin dies

  • 14. EastEnders 2009: Sonia gives birth not knowing she's pregnant

  • 13. Emmerdale 2003: Chris poisons himself and then proceeds to frame Charity

  • 11. Hollyoaks 2008: Niall's explosive revenge on the McQueen family

  • 10. EastEnders 2007: Stacy and Max's affair is revealed

  • 9. Emmerdale 1997: Kim lets Frank die

  • 8. Coronation Street 2003: Tricky Dickie drives the Platts into the canal

  • 7. EastEnders 2009: Danielle dies in Ronnie's arms

  • 6. Brookside 1995: The body under the patio is dug

  • 5. Emmerdale 1993: The plane crash

  • 4. Coronation Street 1998: Deirdre is sent down

  • 3. EastEnders 2001: Kat tells Zoe she's her mum

  • 2. Coronation Street 2010: The tram crash

  • 1. EastEnders 1994: Sharongate