Mark Wright's girl is leaving in dramatic fashion
The actress decided to quit the soap last year and will bow out when her character Tina McIntyre meets a grisly end in May, a plotline Michelle initially found quite upsetting.
‘I was shocked because it’s really final, do you know what I mean?’ says Michelle, 26.
‘And, if anything, I felt sorry for Tina because she’s been through so much. But getting a big storyline to leave on is what every actor wants.’
Michelle – who will soon move to Essex to live with fiancé Mark Wright, 27 – thinks the dramatic exit will motivate her for the future as she can no longer return to Corrie.
‘It is [scary],’ the pretty brunette says.
‘The fact that I won’t be able to come back gives me more drive to continue to work and try and push myself now.
‘I think if I had Corrie as a safety net I’d always be thinking, “Oh, I might not do that because I can always go back to Corrie in a few months or a year.”
‘But now that’s not there, I will work for what I want. [Or I could come back as] a twin sister no one knew about!’