The actress joined the soap in 2012, and has had a number of big storylines since then.
Michelle has shared her joy at the new deal with the Daily Star, stating: “I’ve just got another year. It feels great. It’s very exciting. And it’s a huge compliment.
In recent weeks, viewers have seen Vanessa consoling her friend Rhona, after discovering that her husband, Paddy Kirk, had been having an affair.
Vanessa also welcomed a baby son, and was at the centre of drama while trying to establish the baby’s paternity.
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