Michelle Keegan, the British actress who plays barmaid Tina MCIntyre on Coronation Street, has scooped Inside Soap's 'Sexiest Female' award for the third year running. Keegan, who also has three British Soap Awards in the same category, insists her character's "feisty" side helps her win the gongs.
Speaking to the UK's Sun newspaper, the 24-year-old Manchester-based actress said, "Tina being feisty makes people vote for her. It's a huge compliment and I pinch myself, I'm so flattered". The soap star explained she doesn't intend to dress 'sexily', saying, "I don't really want to wear lots of make-up, even on nights out I don't get too over-the-top glammed. I don't feel that pressure to ooze sexiness. I go to Tesco in baggy jumpers". Despite her engagement to The Wanted singer Max George, Michelle joked there is no jealously from her fiance following her string of awards, saying, "Max is my number one fan. He's obviously very proud. He never worries. He gets a lot of attention anyway. Max doesn't bat an eyelid about my on-screen love interests". She also reassured fans of the soap she has no plans to try new things, explaining, "I've been here four years and have no plans to leave. Hopefully they'll have me a bit longer. I still really enjoy it".
Speaking to followers on Twitter after the award ceremony, Keegan said, "Thankyou every single person who took the time out to vote for me!! It means sooooo much, love u all!! Big kiss!!".