Coronation Street star celebrates pal's birthday

While Mark Wright‘s away filming his new TV show in Australia, girlfriend Michelle Keegan‘s been having a pretty good time without him back home.

The Coronation Street star enjoyed a wild weekend with mates celebrating her pal Eliza Marsland’s 30th birthday.

Michelle, 26, Tweeted a snap of the girls wearing beach gear as they toasted their friend’s special day on Friday, writing: ‘Happy birthday @littlepintsize love u lots‘.

On Saturday night the group headed into the capital for a night on the town and Michelle shared a picture of them looking glam, hinting that they’d be looking much worse for wear later on.

Just the beginning of the night. Chilled, collected, sober!! How things change… Haha! X,‘ the actress wrote alongside the photo.

The antics didn’t end there – the cheeky clan even hired a stripper to surprise birthday girl Eliza, who Tweeted about the ‘moment of dread’ when she realised what her pals had done.

A great time was had all round, with Michelle telling her Twitter followers on Sunday: ‘Amazing weekend with amazing friends! I’m very lucky. @b_hatch @hmonners @HSianRigby @littlepintsize @RachyCakes3 xx

Meanwhile Mark, 26, is about to return home after wrapping up filming on Wright Off The Beaten Track and it sounds like he can’t wait to get back to Michelle.

Earlier today the ex-TOWIE star re-Tweeted a romantic message from the Notebook Of Love reading: ‘The best relationship is when you can act like lovers and bestfriends at the same time.

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Anna Francis