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.”