She may have just picked up her fifth British Soap Award for Sexiest Female but Michelle Keegan thinks that there’ll be a reassessment once viewers witness Tina McIntyre give birth. “Sexiest female? Viewers will change their mind once they see these scenes. Definitely!” In next week’s episodes, the surrogate mum goes into labour on the same day as the newly refurbished Rovers reopens. The baby isn’t due for another two months, but this isn’t the only bit of bad timing: there’s also the problem of Izzy (Cherylee Houston) having just found out about the pass that Gary (Mikey North) made at Tina:
“Gary thinks that Tina’s going to tell someone that he came on to her, so he asks her to meet him in the backyard of the Rovers so he can have a word,” explains Keegan. “Izzy’s suspicious so she follows them and overhears Tina saying something about his ‘dirty little secret’. So Izzy confronts Gary and Tina basically blurts out the truth because she’s had enough. And that’s how Izzy finds out.” Read the full article.
Even though she often proudly frames her assets in some swimwear and shows off her impressively flat stomach on the beach while on holiday, the star, 25, admits she cringed when she heard she was awarded Cleavage Of The Year by The Sun earlier this year. She told new! magazine: “It was a bit embarrassing. It is also flattering. The thing is, I don’t wear tops that show them off much… Mum laughed and said, ‘You don’t get that from me, girl.’ [My parents] think it’s funny and Mum jokes about it a lot.”
And the star, who admits she doesn’t understand the reasons why she’s seen as a sex symbol by many, claims she doesn’t watch her diet like some sort of health hawk despite having an enviable figure. She said: “I tend to go through stages of eating rubbish, and then other times I eat very healthily… It’s weird with me. A few months ago, I put on weight without knowing it. I think it was because I wasn’t going to the gym. I started going out more and I think, as you get older, you have to watch what you eat more. You have to keep on top of it.”
Meanwhile, Michelle claims she has chosen not to talk about her romance with Mark Wright as they both want to keep their lives private which is strange considering Mark put himself through a number of seasons of TOWIE, laid himself bare for a stint in the I’m A Celeb jungle and likes to pose in his underwear. And although Michelle is happy with Mark, she doesn’t see herself starting a family any time soon. When asked if she’d like children, she said: “Oh goodness, not now! I’m waiting, especially as I know that when a real baby does come along, it’ll be hard work.” Read the full story in this week’s new! magazine – out today.
by Melissa on May 9th, 2013 • Categories: Articles, Coronation Street • Comments: 0
Coronation Street’s Tina McIntyre will leave Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong devastated when she refuses to hand over their baby. Tina’s decision will send shock waves through Weatherfield and divide several of the street residents. Tina (Michelle Keegan) is currently carrying a baby for Gary (Mikey North) and Izzy (Cherylee Houston). However, after Tina gives birth early in the Rovers Return, she decides to keep him for herself.
In scenes to be aired next month Tina tells them the baby – who she decides to name Joe after her dad – is hers and she will never hand him over. Tina’s friend Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) will even offer to come up with the cash to repay Izzy’s dad Owen for the money he paid Tina to be a surrogate. The new mom will face a backlash from the Windass clan and will even be thrown out of her flat, which is paid for by Owen. Desperate to keep her baby, Tina will threaten court action and supportive Rita reportedly offers to pay her fees.
by Melissa on May 7th, 2013 • Categories: Articles, Coronation Street • Comments: 0
Dad-to-be Gary Windass is to make a massive error of judgement in next week’s episodes when he makes an unwelcome move on Tina McIntyre. After attending an army reunion where his mates accuse of him of fancying Tina, an emotional Gary ends up calling at her flat and trying to kiss her. So how does Tina react?
“She goes mad. She really kicks off. Big style,” says actor Mikey North, who plays Gary. “I think she saw it coming because when he gets there he’s acting very strange and saying some weird things to her, which makes her feel uncomfortable. So when it comes, she’s almost ready for it and she won’t let him out of the house until he explains what’s going on.” Read the full article here.
Michelle has taken the number 4 spot on this years FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World list, moving up a whopping 22 spots from last year. She comes in just behind Helen Flanagan (and personally we think she was robbed for Sexiest Woman in the UK), Rihanna and Sexiest Woman In The World, Mila Kunis.
by Melissa on Apr 23rd, 2013 • Categories: Articles, Coronation Street • Comments: 0
Michelle Keegan will leave Coronation Street in 2014, after six years of playing Tina McIntyre. Michelle will be on screen for a further 12 months until late spring of next year. Work will begin in the next few weeks on devising an exit storyline for her character. The next 12 months promises to be an exciting one for the character of Tina McIntyre starting next month with the dramatic early birth of the surrogate child she is carrying.
Coronation Street Producer Stuart Blackburn said: ’’There is more than a year of drama to come for Tina McIntyre before we bid farewell to Michelle and plans are already being made for what will be a powerful and gripping story. We will be sorry to see Michelle go but wish her every success for the future.”
Michelle Keegan has thrown Coronation Street schedules into chaos after being struck down with a mystery virus. The 25-year-old, who plays Tina McIntyre, was seen on set yesterday with her head in her hands looking distressed, before being sent home sick. She has now been signed off work for the rest of the week, meaning scriptwriters have to work around her and try to draw up a new schedule for scenes.
A show source said: “Michelle’s illness is really bad news. We have been doing scenes in the new Rovers Return and other smaller stuff with Michelle but now we have grown to a halt on her storyline. We are desperately trying to move things around and get other actors in at the last minute so we don’t waste time.”
A spokesman for Corrie confirmed Michelle was off work at the moment. They added: “She had a virus and saw a doctor who sent her home. It is nothing too serious, we are hopeful she will be back on set next week.”
by Melissa on Apr 3rd, 2013 • Categories: Articles, Coronation Street • Comments: 0
CORONATION STREET barmaid Tina McIntyre’s life is about to get even more complicated – as dad-to-be Gary Windass starts to fall in love with her. Gorgeous Tina is almost six months’ pregnant as a surrogate mum for Gary and his disabled girlfriend Izzy Armstrong — but grows worryingly close to Gary after she arrives back from her latest baby scan to discover her flat has been burgled.
Single Tina, played by Michelle Keegan, has also lost her job thanks to Karl Munro burning down the Rovers Return, so is doubly vulnerable. But Gary (Mikey North) becomes her hero when he offers to stay over to protect her flat and arranges some extra secretarial shifts for her at the builders’ yard where he works. With Tina’s baby hormones making her more emotional than normal, and Gary’s obsessive nature, fans will wonder what their relationship means for poor Izzy (Cherylee Houston).
Actress Michelle revealed Tina misses all the warning signs about Gary’s feelings. She says: “Tina is a bit confused over why Gary offers to help her out. But as soon as he says it was Izzy’s idea she accepts it. She sees it as them both looking out for her. But then she realises it’s more complex. Michelle says: “Obviously she’s carrying Gary’s baby for him and Izzy — and he’s beginning to get confused, feeling things for Tina that shouldn’t really be there.”
The break-in leaves Tina needing a shoulder to cry on, especially after she discovers the thieves took her beloved late father’s ring. Michelle says: “Tina is confused as to why the ring was stolen and who’s done it. She’s very upset about it — that’s what she’s most upset about, not the damage to the flat. She calls the police straight away but is quite scared because she lives on her own.”
Gary and Izzy’s IVF baby is due this summer and Tina has tried not to get too emotionally involved — not even looking at the results of her hospital scan. Michelle says: “She wants to stay detached, which is why she doesn’t really look at the scan on the computer screen. She wants Gary and Izzy to share the moment as a couple. She’s doing this for them and doesn’t want to grow attached to the baby.”
For now, Tina is prepared to give up the child as soon as it is born and go back to life as usual. But Michelle fears her screen character is kidding herself. She says: “Tina thinks it’s all going to be fine, that it is just a business arrangement. She knows it’s not her baby and thinks she knows what she has to do — that she’s not confused by the emotions one bit. But maybe she hasn’t thought far enough down the line.”
The surrogacy is Corrie’s biggest upcoming storyline and, if Gary’s feelings for Tina are ever reciprocated, this could be Weatherfield’s most explosive love affair, with devastating consequences which would play out for years to come.
Michelle’s male fans, who have voted her sexiest soap siren four years in a row, may be unused to seeing her wearing a baby bump and slobbing around in maternity clobber. But Michelle — who is dating hunky TV host Mark Wright — is loving it.
She says: “The best thing about wearing the bump is it keeps me warm in the cold weather. I’ve also been quite a broody person so it’s nice to have the bump and to wear maternity clothes. It’s quite cute. But it makes it quite awkward to go to the toilet and takes longer to get changed in the morning.” Meanwhile, Michelle has already started researching the birth scenes. She says: “I’m quite excited about filming them. I watch One Born Every Minute quite a lot so am looking forward to it.”
In another hint about the ITV soap’s plans for Gary and Tina, Michelle says: “I am looking forward to working with a baby. Obviously, I work with little Ruby — Tyrone’s baby — quite a lot and I really enjoy that. I love kids so am quite excited about it. The only thing is, you can’t control babies on set so if I’m doing a scene where I’m worried about my lines it could be tricky. Other than that, I’m well up for it!”
by Melissa on Apr 3rd, 2013 • Categories: Articles, Coronation Street • Comments: 0
Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has warned that her character Tina McIntyre may not be looking at the “big picture” when it comes to her surrogacy deal. Tina is currently carrying a baby for Gary Windass (Mikey North) and Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston), but the arrangement has been progressing without any major dramas in recent months.
Keegan has now told itv.com that while Tina has “no fears” about giving up the baby, she may not be fully prepared for how she will feel when the child arrives. She commented: “The surrogacy is running very smoothly. She’s going through it on her own, but her and Tommy are back to being friends now, and she’s very close to the Windasses/Armstrongs so everything’s going to plan. She’s had no fears – she thinks it’s going to be fine. It’s a business arrangement for Tina – she knows it’s not her baby and she knows what she has to do. She’s not confused by the emotions one bit… but maybe she hasn’t thought far enough down the line.”
Asked how Tina would feel about living so close to the child she carried, the actress replied: “I think she’s got her head round that – she knows she’ll be living on the same street as the baby, but at the same time, at the moment she’s just taking every day as it comes. Maybe she hasn’t put enough thought into it, as the only reason she got into this was to pay off Tommy’s debts. Maybe she hasn’t looked at the big picture yet.”
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Gary will soon become “confused” over his feelings for Tina. Viewers get their first glimpse of this next week when Gary urges Owen to give Tina some more hours at the builder’s yard now that she isn’t earning at the burnt-out Rovers. Later in the week, Gary is on hand to support Tina once again after her flat is broken into. Taking on board an idea from Izzy, Gary agrees to stay over at Tina’s place to protect her in case the thief returns.
Keegan said of the break-in: “She’s very confused as to why it’s happened and who’s done it. Straight away she calls the police. She’s quite scared because she lives on her own and obviously she’s upset that they’ve taken her dad’s ring. That’s what she’s most upset about, not the damage to the flat. She’s a bit confused as to why Gary would offer [to stay with her], but as soon as he says it was Izzy’s idea, she accepts it’s fine. She sees it as them both just looking out for her.”
Michelle Keegan has hit out at ‘fake’ reports a psychic told her that her ex-fiance Max George was going to cheat on her. The Coronation Street babe, who is now loved up with former TOWIE star Mark Wright, split from The Wanted heartthrob Max last summer. But it emerged at the weekend that Keegan, who plays the feisty Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap, was warned about Max’s wandering eye by a psychic.
Denying the story on Twitter today, Michelle angrily tweeted: ‘How has this fake ‘physic’ story been picked up?!!!!! #silly.’ After hitting ‘send’, she swiftly regretted her mini-rant and deleted the post soon after.
But one beady-eyed fan had already spotted her tweet, leaving Michelle to make a joke of it after he sent it straight back to her. ‘I did spell ‘psychic’ wrong!! Hahaha! X’ she tweeted in reply.