Andy Whyment Is Said To Have Put Pen To Paper On A New 12-Month Deal To Remain In The ITV Soap


The 40-year-old actor has played Kirk Sutherland in the ITV soap since May 2000, and he is set to remain on the cobbles until at least 2022 after signing a new deal.

An insider told The Sun Online: “Andy just loves ‘Corrie’. It is in his blood and he never wants to go anywhere else.

“Lots of other actors get itchy feet and want to go on to do other stuff and some think they want to star in ‘higher quality’ telly.

“But for Andrew, there is no higher-quality telly. It’s the nation’s favourite soap – a national institution that’s been on the box for 60 years, so why would he want to go anywhere else?”

Andy is even said to be up for committing himself to ‘Corrie’ “for life”, but bosses only offer stars 12-month deals.

The insider added: “He told the execs he’d sign for life if they’d let him.”

In July 2020, Andy was “extremely happy” after he was offered a new one-year deal to stay on the cobbles.

He celebrated his contract by taking to his hot tub with his favourite beverage, a Bacardi and Diet Coke.

The former ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ star said: “Good evening guys, in the Lay-Z-Spa, 40 degrees, Bacardi Diet Coke, celebrating that I’ve been offered a new 12-month contract at ‘Coronation Street’, so I’m extremely happy. Cheers.”

And in 2019, Andy admitted he would love to stay on ‘Corrie’ forever.

He said: “I’ve always said I’ll stay there as long as they’ll have me. I love the show and I still watch it as a fan.”

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