The actress took to Twitter to vent her frustrations at the Rovers Return landlady's lack of screen time.
“It’s so nice people are missing me on @itvcorrie I’m sorry but Stella’s become a bit of a minor character now it’s a shame I know!!” she said.
One 'Corrie' fan, Carl Johnson, compared her to an 'EastEnders' extra who never speaks, tweeting: “Why has Stella become an extra!? EastEnders Tracy gets more lines!! #SuchAWaste.”
To which Michelle replied: “Tell me about it!!”
While another fan tweeted: "I think Cindy gets more lines and she's dead!
— Carl Johnson (@carljohnjohnson) January 16, 2014
@carljohnjohnson tell me about it !!!!! X
— Michelle Collins (@missmcollins) January 16, 2014
The 51-year-old first appeared on the cobbles in April 2011 but announced last year she was leaving to spend more time with her 17-year-old daughter.
Speaking to OK! magazine, the 51-year-old said: “It's hard if you're a single parent, we're extremely close.
“I don't leave until next April and then she's only got another year until she goes to uni and that's it!
“I owe her a bit more of my time - living away has taken its toll.
“I've never had a job which has taken me away for this long. People think I'm crazy but you have to do what your gut feeling is and what your heart tells you.”
Michelle will make her last appearance on our screens in June but hasn't ruled out returning to Weatherfield and has asked soap bosses not to kill off Stella.
“I've asked them not to kill her off, so there's always a door open, which is what they didn't do in EastEnders!” she said.
“They've said they're not going to, so I hope they keep to their word.”
Hmmm, we wonder if they'll still feel the same way now?
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