Michelle's father is campaigning for her to win at the British Soap Awards for 6th time

Michelle Keegan‘s dad is hoping she’ll win the Sexiest Female gong at the British Soap Awards for the sixth year running next month.

Mike Keegan took to Twitter yesterday to urge fans to vote for Coronation Street actress Michelle, 26, in the category.

He reckons the brunette – who’s engaged to ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright – deserves the prize because she has a great personality to go along with her stunning looks.

‘Please vote for Michelle .. Natural beauty inside and out!! Stunning!! #prouddad,’ Tweeted Mike.

This could be the final year that Michelle scoops the trophy as her Corrie character Tina McIntyre is being killed off in May.

But the gorgeous bride-to-be is facing competition from stars including HollyoaksJorgie Porter, EastEndersJacqueline Jossa and her castmate Georgia May Foote.

Mike has sent grateful messages to those who’ve already voted for his daughter.

‘thank you for voting. #appreciated,’ he Tweeted to one fan who’d written: ‘iv put my vote in 🙂 got such a girl crush on her haha xx.’

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Anna Duff