Corrie star rumoured to be flirting with sportsman

Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has been linked to a new man following her split from The Wanted’s Max George in July.

The actress is rumoured to be ‘very keen’ on rugby league player Mark Flanagan after they were seen chatting at a mutual friend’s birthday party.

Mark, 24, is a forward for St Helens and has apparently been texting and flirting with Michelle since their meeting.

Michelle and Mark really hit it off,’ a pal tells the Daily Mirror.

They’ve been texting quite a bit, teasing and flirting with each other, and they’re planning to get together again soon.

Michelle is a fan of rugby league and he’s definitely her type. It’s early days but watch this space.’

The Corrie star, who plays Tina McIntyre in the soap, last month denied that she’d reunited with former flame Brad Howard after they were seen together at V Festival.

Meanwhile other ex Max George is apparently still crazy about Michelle, 25, and even talked about her on a recent date with club promotions girl Olivia Mansfield.

He seemed to be flirting. He was really fit, with an amazing body,’ Olivia, 20, tells The Sun.

But it wasn’t long before he got on the subject of Michelle. He said he loved my eyes and kept staring into them, but then he’d talk about Michelle.’

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Anna Francis