Bill Roache and Michael Le Vell are reportedly the latest two Coronation Street stars to sign new deals with the soap.
Now aged 89 - and due to turn 90 in three months' time - Roache has played Ken Barlow since Corrie started in December 1960 - a record-breaking 61 years.
Le Vell, 57, has also clocked up significant time on the soap, having now played Kevin Webster for more than 38 years.
A source told The Sun: "They're both hugely popular with fans so bosses were keen to sign them up for another year on the soap.
"The fact they've both taken the big-money deal is a huge relief to everyone - the show wouldn't be the same without them."