Michelle apparently consults a 'spiritual life coach' called Simon and a psychic named Cara and when she took the job on Corrie she hired a dialect coach as well. Must be busy round her house.
Anyway, when she started on the soap she was (quite rightly) heavily criticised for her (still poor) Manchester accent, this lead to a crisis of confidence: 'I was nervous to be joining Corrie, but consulted a dialect coach to get the accent right. So when I was slated, I seriously considered walking away. But Cara and Simon gave me the confidence to stay, to defy my critics and prove myself."
Hmmmm. Now it's not like us here at Corrie Blog to be cynical (cue gales of derisory laughter) but it seems to us that Michelle landed a very profitable gig on the country's biggest soap and when she considered quitting her 'spiritual life coach' and 'personal psychic' convinced her to stay. These are presumably the same 'spiritual life coach and 'personal psychic' whose services would have almost certainly have been under threat once Michelle's income had taken a dip as a result of her leaving Corrie. If you see what we mean?
Imagine the scene:
Michelle Collins is sat on a bean bag in the 'mind room' of her Islington duplex. She fondles a thought globe (whatever that is) and hums rhythmically. Her psychic life coach Simon and personal psychic Cara enter, smiling benignly. Both are wearing very expensive clothes.
Michelle: 'Guys, I'm thinking of leaving my extremely profitable new gig on Corrie'
Simon and Cara (in unison): Nooooooooo!
Simon: 'No, Michelle. As your expensive spiritual lifestyle coach, who's just bought a Porsche, I would seriously recommend you stay.'
Cara: 'The spirits say you should stay, Michelle. They want my pool to get finished. The spirits, that is'
Michelle: 'How do you know?'
Cara: 'I've just checked with them. Just now. Honest.'
Michelle: 'Alright, I'll stay. If that's what the spirits say'.
Both: 'It is. It definitely is.'
We reckon it went something like that.