Michelle Keegan inspired by Cornonation Street surrogacy
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 January 2013
'Coronation Street' beauty Michelle Keegan feels broody thanks to her surrogacy storyline on the ITV1 soap and has been watching 'One Born Every Minute' to prepare for the fictional birth
Michelle Keegan's 'Coronation Street' storyline has made her broody.
The 25-year-old brunette loves playing pregnant barmaid Tina McIntyre - who offered to be a surrogate for friends Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) and Gary Windass (Mikey North) - and admits the fake baby bump she wears on the ITV1 soap's set is so realistic that she finds herself wishing she could become a mother herself.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I'd love to be a mum. I find myself rubbing my pregnancy bump on set. I'm halfway through the surrogacy story and my bump has just got bigger this week. I'm on the five-month one now.
"To be fair, I really enjoy wearing it, although it can be uncomfortable at times."
Michelle - who is dating 'Take Me Out: The Gossip' hunk Mark Wright - has been doing her homework and gearing up for the birthing scene by watching Channel 4 show 'One Born Every Minute', but she confessed she doesn't know what the show's writers have in store for Tina.
She said: "I've always watched birthing shows like 'One Born Every Minute', so hopefully I'll be all right. I'll watch a few more before we film the birth. I'll get a midwife to talk me through the scenes, too.
"I'm in the dark with you. I don't know what happens, whether Tina wants to keep it or not - or even if Izzy and Gary will still want the baby."
The actress is looking forward to the National Television Awards on January 23, where she is nominated in the Outstanding Serial Drama Performance category.
However, Michelle revealed she will be rooting for her fellow nominee and co-star Alan Hansall since his character Tyrone Dobbs has struck a chord with viewers this year with his heart-wrenching domestic abuse scenes.
She said: "Being nominated in the same category as Alan is flattering, he's an amazing actor. I'm so excited that I've been nominated but my vote is for Alan, 100 per cent. I really hope he wins."