Michelle Keegan 'lucky' to get Coronation Street

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

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Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

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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