The actress's dog Pip gets a night-time cuddle

Michelle Keegan was joined in bed yesterday by an unusual companion.

The Coronation Street actress, 26, uploaded a super-cute Twitter picture this morning of her adorable Chihuahua Pip snuggled up under the covers.

Furry little Pip looks fast asleep in the snap and lays sprawled out on her back with her tiny paws stretched above her head.

‘Look who got in bed with me last night!!!’ Tweeted Michelle.

‘I don’t understand how something so small can take up the whole bed??!!!! X.’

Michelle spent the evening without fianc√© Mark Wright as the ex-TOWIE hunk was in London to DJ at Now‘s charity event Gav Aid, The Ultimate Showbiz Smackdown Quiz.

The 27-year-old was delighted to help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Hippodrome Casino.

‘Just got in from a great night. What a gaff @hippodromeLDN is had a great bit of grub as well @heliot my new favourite place !!’ Tweeted Mark in the early hours.

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