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The actress has starred as Michelle Connor since 2006, and on Wednesday, reports claimed that bosses were planning to move Kym into the spotlight when Alison King leaves Weatherfield for good later this year.
A source told The Sun: “Losing Alison has been a devastating body blow deep down to the inner sanctum because not only was she a tremendous actress but Carla was seen as having everything for a soap role, sexiness, funny, ruthless, a boozer and depressive at the same time but all the time must watch TV."
However, a spokesman for Kym has denied the claims, telling HuffPost UK: "There is no truth whatsoever in this story."
There was some confusion when Alison’s exit was first announced, and the actress later dismissed reports that she was merely taking a brief break from t’cobbles.
“It's been put out there that I'm taking a sabbatical, but I'm not,” she stated earlier this month. “They’ve very graciously left the doors open for me to come back if I want to. And I haven't ruled that out. But this is a new chapter for me.”