Oliver Mellor admits to Michelle Keegan crush

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 August 2011
Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street's Oliver Mellor enjoys getting to kiss co-star Michelle Keegan because he thinks there is a ''reason why she is winning all these sexiest female awards''

Coronation Street's Oliver Mellor has a crush on co-star Michelle Keegan.

The hunky actor - who plays newcomer Dr. Matt Carter on the ITV soap - believes everyone has a "secret" love of the brunette bombshell, who portrays his on-screen girlfriend Tina McIntyre.

He said: "Most guys on the Street would like Tina as their on-screen girlfriend and I think, deep down, they all fancy Michelle.

"Everyone has a secret crush on her. But you can't really blame then, can you? There's a reason why Michelle is winning all these sexiest female awards. And she's lovely too. She doesn't have a bad bone in her body."

Despite regularly locking lips with the 24-year-old beauty - who is engaged to The Wanted hunk Max George - Oliver insists there is no awkwardness between them.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "When there's on-screen romance you obviously have to get a bit closer physically, and you expect a bit of awkwardness. But there never was any with me and Michelle.

"We both like to have fun on set and when we did our first kissing scene I was joking all the day that I'd been eating crab paste and garlic to make my breath stink. She said she'd been eating something even worse. You have to joke about it."

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