It looks like Michelle Keegan may be joining the line-up of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, the actress could take a break in filming from her role of Tina McIntyre on the hit TV soap.

A Coronation Street spokesperson said: "Offers to our actors are considered on merit."

Meanwhile, a Strictly source said: "We have our hit-list and it's Michelle who tops it. We want her but we know it will be a battle to get her."

Keegan's co-star Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, was given special leave to be a contestant on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here last November.