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Coronation Street stars raking in thousands after quitting the cobbles

Coronation Street starts are cashing in on their fame with lucrative social media posts as soon as they quit the ITV soap.

In the past few months Kym Marsh and Katie McGlynn have called time on their soap days while Lucy Fallon is leaving Corrie early 2020.

Thanks to the power of social media, it is possible to earn thousand of pounds from a single post.

On Instagram alone, Katie has 263,000 followers.

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Meanwhile, Lucy has almost half a million fans on the photo sharing site.

A showbiz insider said: "Coming off the biggest soap in the country with huge social followings they are a dream to companies wanting to reach viewers without spending major amounts on advertising."

The source added The Sun Online: "Stars can commanded hundreds of pounds for a quick Instagram story if they're smart.

"They could make thousands a month just from some bigger posts."

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According to the publication, a single story complete with swipe-up link could net the celeb £750 while a full post can come with a £5,000 fee.

Last month Lucy Fallon opened up about calling time on her Corrie days.

The starlet said: "I am nervous as I don't know what is going to happen.

"Come January I am going to be unemployed but I am excited.

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"I am going to be very upset to leave though. It has been like a family to me."

The 23 year old continued: "I started there straight from sixth form so it has been my university.

"I've learnt on the job, I've grown up with these people and now I'm going."

Corrie continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on ITV.

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