Michelle Keegan 'lucky' to get Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 September 2012
Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan still feels "really lucky" to star in 'Coronation Street'

Michelle Keegan still feels "really lucky" to star in 'Coronation Street'.

Michelle, who plays Tina McIntyre in the soap, worked in a shop and as a check-in agent at Manchester airport before landing the role in 2007.

She told ITV1's 'Lorraine': "I've always wanted to be an actress, but I didn't know how to do it.

"And I know there's loads of people out there that do the same thing and I always thought you had to start at a young age as an actor - I started at 19/20, and I got the job a few months after I started acting.

"I'm just really lucky - the right place at the right time.

"I'm still star struck by most of them as well. It's really weird because I grew up watching 'Corrie' and I still have to pinch myself that I'm actually still there."

The 25-year-old actress, who split from The Wanted's Max George earlier this year, also revealed that she is "chuffed" at her Best Actress nomination at the TV Choice Awards.

She said: "I didn't expect it at all and it's weird because I came in as a new actress, 'Corrie's my first job. So in a way I feel like I've been accepted - that I've been nominated for an acting award."

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