Michelle Keegan: Cheryl Cole is so down to earth

Michelle Keegan hit it off with Cheryl Cole when she made starred in a 'Coronation Street' sketch and thinks she's a "normal Northern girl"

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Cheryl Cole and Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan and Cheryl Cole

Michelle Keegan hit it off with Cheryl Cole and thinks she's a "normal Northern girl".

The 'Coronation Street' actress, who plays Tina McIntyre in the soap, worked with the 'Call My Name' hitmaker on a Text Santa charity sketch when the brunette singer played her on-screen friend who visited the show's Rover's Return pub, and Michelle was delighted to find out Cheryl is really "down to earth".

Michelle gushed: "Cheryl was so lovely. Straight away I hit it off with her.

"She was so down to earth. She's just a normal Northern girl.

"She made everyone feel very comfortable straight away."

Michelle, whose character in the soap is being killed off this year, said making the decision to leave the show wasn't easy but she's looking forward to filming dramatic scenes as she prepares to close this chapter of her career.

She said: "Obviously it's a bit daunting because 'Corrie' is all I've known since I got into acting, but I'm really excited because it's going to be a massive, explosive ending.

"It's not been an easy decision to make and it's taken a long time for me to say 100 per cent, 'I'm definitely going,' but I've got my head around it now and I know that I made the right decision."

The 26-year-old actress, who is engaged to former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright, plans to spend more time with family before looking at her next career move.

She added to HELLO! magazine: "I'm excited for it now to say goodbye not only to Corrie but to Tina."

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Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole performs pop and dance-pop to promote her album A Million Lights.

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