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I’d love to make a go of acting in US – Corrie’s Michelle

Outgoing Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has said she hopes to launch a career in the US - and is already trying to master different accents.

The 26-year-old (inset) from Stockport will be seen in her final scenes in the ITV soap next week, with viewers seeing her plunge to her death, sparking a murder hunt for the killer of her character, Tina McIntyre.

Speaking as viewers prepare for her final days on screen, she said she would like to have a crack at Hollywood.

She said: “I would like to go to America just to try so I don’t look back and think, what if’, but we’ll see.

“It does appeal, but I’ve been so busy here I haven’t had time to think about it.”

Keegan, who is engaged to ITV presenter Mark Wright, said she struggled to cope with her nerves and burst into tears as she worked on Tina’s climactic scenes in which she had to plummet from a balcony.

“I watched the stuntwoman do it first and she fell back on to boxes and I watched that and thought, Oh God’. The stunt coordinator said, You’ve just got to do it.

“He counted down and got to two and I started crying. I’ve always been so scared of heights.

“Eventually the stuntwoman came up and said you’ve got to do it slowly.”

Her death fall will be seen in the edition of Coronation Street to be screened on May 27.