He lands a Ken-sized contract to keep him on cobbles
potential, as Street actors are not allowed to take on deals advertising products for firms.
So bosses were desperate to keep Jack.
A source revealed: “Jack is going nowhere for the next year and the executives are very happy.
“He’s part of the show’s DNA now and is classed as almost a veteran because he’s been in Corrie since he was a kid.
“His handling of the recent rape storyline has been moving and very well received by the audience. And his new deal is richly deserved.
“The bosses are aware that stars are keen to maximise their earnings and his new deal reflects their desire to keep top talent in the show.”
The new contract will take Jack up to his 20-year anniversary in the show as David Platt.
Last month he hinted that the controversial male rape storyline could bring the curtain down on his time on Corrie.
The Leeds-born star said: “Ultimately in soaps I think if it does change the character then you must see what you want from the character. “Do you want David Platt to change and, if so, why? If he does change, does he eventually have to leave?” I hope not!
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