Michelle Keegan didn't understand Tina affair
Michelle Keegan says she didn't quite agree with her 'Coronation Street' character Tina McIntyre's affair with married Peter Barlow
Michelle Keegan didn't understand why Tina McIntrye would fall for Peter Barlow.
The 26-year-old actress' barmaid alter-ego is going to meet a sticky end when she falls to her death after an argument with a mystery killer, as part of a storyline which has seen her become romantically involved with Weatherfield's resident alcoholic and bigamist.
However, Michelle admits she wasn't on board with the liaison at first and it took her a while to understand why Tina would have got near Peter.
She told new! magazine: "I'm going to be honest, when I first heard about the storyline I didn't quite understand why Tina would do that. She's someone with good morals and she would do that to a girl, let alone a friend like Carla.
"So I was really worried, because I thought it wouldn't make sense. Obviously you just have to go along with it, but now I'm doing it, I understand it a bit more and I put it down to the fact that she's very vulnerable and has been hurt a lot of times before."
Despite deciding to leave the show of her own accord, Michelle feels sad about her exit and couldn't help taking home a few choice items from the set to remind her of her six years on the show.
Revealing what she stole on her last day of filming, she listed: "A beer mat, my earrings and maybe a few items of clothing!"
Michelle had a blast celebrating the demise of Tina with a night out in Manchester honouring the feisty barmaid.
She added: "It was a Manchester Tina theme - a lot of people had their hair up in a bun with earrings. It was saying goodbye to Tina, really. It was the last time people were going to see her and the last time I was going to play her."