'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.

<strong>Claire King plays Erica Holroyd on t'cobbles</strong>
Claire King plays Erica Holroyd on t'cobbles
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Claire, who plays Erica Holroyd on the cobbles, is one of the actors questioning whether she will survive the cull.

Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster, recently claimed that cast were not worried about whether their characters will remain in the soap, claiming the reports were "all just paper talk".

<strong>Kate Oates is taking over at the helm of 'Corrie'</strong>
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.

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