Michelle Keegan's tears over Corrie exit

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Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan has admitted she has cried relentlessly as she prepares to leave 'Coronation Street'.

Michelle Keegan has cried over leaving 'Coronation Street'.

The actress made the difficult decision to bow out of the ITV soap after six years playing brassy barmaid Tina McIntyre this year, and has secretly been sobbing to her mother about a future without the show.

She said: "I've been living my dream for six-and-a-half years. I've cried and got emotional a few times, with my mum on my own. It's the end of an era. I'll never be able to come back."

The brunette stunner will be watching her last ever scenes from the comfort of her dad's house

Michelle said: "That's where I watched the episode when I was first on, so I'm going to watch the last episode with him. It'll be quite emotional."

The 26-year-old actress' final moments on the soap see Tina meet a grisly end after falling from a balcony during a scuffle with her mystery killer.

Michelle claims the look of sheer terror on her face is completely genuine because she was so afraid of heights.

She explained: "I had a stunt double who fell from the top, then they made me fall on to a crash mat. It was the same level, but there were no barriers and I've never been so scared in all my life because I hate heights. It sounds so easy, but when you're standing on the edge all you instincts say, 'Don't do it!'

"I cried my eyes out - I was such a baby! I got myself into such a panic that my eyes were streaming. The look of terror on my face in that scene is genuine!"

And Michelle revealed her on-screen injuries are so horrific the rest of the 'Corrie' cast struggled to look her in the eye on set.

She told new! magazine: "It's horrible. I've got photos of what I look like in those scenes and my dad found it difficult to look at them. Tina is in a coma and there's pressure on her brain so they have to cut away a bit of skull and she's got a swollen eye.

"It's not nice. I had to walk to the canteen like that at lunchtime. You should have seen people's faces!"

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