Coronation Street fans in disbelief at Michelle Keegan’s transformation since show

Coronation Street fans were stunned at how much Michelle Keegan has transformed since she appeared on the hit ITV show. 

The 33-year-old actress – who played Tina McIntyre on the show from 2008 until 2014 – recently made a triumphant return to reflect on the show on the anniversary special, Coronation Street : 60 Unforgettable Years. 

Six years on from her Coronation Street stint, Michelle has swapped her iconic high pony tail for a more toned down look.

In the footage, Michelle spoke emotionally about her time on the show and memories of landing her spot on the popular soap.

“I didn’t tell my parents that I was going for the role. I didn’t tell them I was going for the final audition because I thought, ‘I don’t want to tell them that I didn’t get the job,'” Michelle reminisced.

She then added: “I picked my dad up from work and I put the scripts in the back seat and he got in the car and I said, “Dad, will you just pass me my scripts.” 

“And I remember him looking down, looking at me and then he started crying.”

Fans flocked to social media to express their excitement at seeing Michelle talk about the show.

Others were in disbelief at how much she had transformed within the last few years.

One viewer wrote: “over the moon to see Michelle Keegan return for the soap’s 60th anniversary special. ” 

“‘Why does Michelle Keegan look nowt like Michelle Keegan on this #Corrie thing,” wrote another.

“I miss Tina McIntyre #Corrie60,” added a third. 

Another viewer admitted that Michelle had been their first celebrity crush, writing: “Also I have to say Michelle Keegan looked so beautiful on #Corrie60 this evening, I was as mesmerised as I was when I first saw her on my screen on my 11th birthday #FirstCrush.”

Michelle made a huge mark on Coronation Street for her portrayal of the feisty character Tina McIntyre.

However, fans were left devastated when it was announced in 2013 that the actress would be leaving the show.

The character was pushed from a balcony and beaten by Rob Donovan before later dying from her injuries in hospital.