04/04/2016 11:52 BST

'Coronation Street' Star Claire King Fears Axe From New Soap Boss

'I've been around the block, I know how it works.'

'Coronation Street' actress Claire King has admitted she's concerned her character could be axed by the soap's new boss.

Kate Oates has taken over the role of executive producer on the ITV show, and is thought to be planning a cast shake-up to boost sliding viewing figures, leaving stars in doubt about their future.

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Claire King plays Erica Holroyd on t'cobbles
Kate Oates is taking over at the helm of 'Corrie'

Last week, Kate revealed that she was hoping to bring back some of the show's most loved characters as part of her grand plan, with names such as Curly Watts and Bet Lynch suspected to be in the frame. 

She told the Daily Star: “I think ‘Corrie’ has a strong cast and also a strong history. And it’s nice to mix and match.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the writers are interested in doing and matching their ideas with mine.

“Often you find yourselves thinking from the same place. You think along similar lines. And I’m sure that’s true when it comes to bringing back popular characters.”

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