He lands a Ken-sized con­tract to keep him on cob­bles

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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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