Ex-Corrie star Michelle on coast for shoot

Former Coronation Street favourite Michelle Keegan turned heads in Fleetwood when visited the town to film a TV drama.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 6:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 7:08 pm
Michelle Keegan takes a break while filming in Fleetwood for drama series Our Girl.

The actress, who found fame in the soap as feisty barmaid Tina McIntyre, was on Fleetwood seafront to film her latest project, BBC army drama Our Girl.

Scenes were also shot at Fleetwood Nautical Campus.

The 29 year old star is playing the lead role in the drama as an army medic.

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Filming for the show, which is due to be screened next year, has already taken place in Liverpool and Manchester.

Craig McOmish, who runs the Fleetwood Beach Kiosk on The Esplanade, was able to talk to the actress and even took a selfie with her.

He said: “I went over to where they were and she was with a couple of make-up girls.

“I asked one of the production team people if I could have a word with her, and they went away to check and then let me go over.

“She was absolutely lovely, very friendly and approachable.

“She didn’t act like a big TV star, she was just like any other visitor. I even asked if I could take a selfie photo with her and she couldn’t have been nicer.

“This kind of thing is brilliant for Fleetwood. It shows our fabulous seafront and helps to put us on the map.

“It will be interesting to see the programme when it comes out.”

The Stockport-born star appeared in Coronation Street from 2008 until her character’s death in May 2014, when Tina was dramatically murdered by villain Rob Donovan.

Since leaving the soap she has also appeared in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies.

Married to reality TV star Mark Wright, she was awarded FHM “Sexiest Woman in The World” in 2015.