A spokesperson for Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has denied that her wedding to The Wanted singer Max George has been called off because "the date had never been set".

Digital Spy reports that the spokesperson added: "They are still very much a couple."

Keegan also retweeted a message from a follower saying: "The story is just ridiculous. They've always said they weren't marrying this year!"

The Mirror, quoting unnamed sources, had said the couple had agreed to "slow down" their relationship.

A source said: "Michelle and Max have had a tough past three or four months. Max has been away touring and Michelle's Corrie schedule is full on - she can be on set up to six days a week.

"Their Barbados trip [at Christmas] was supposed to be a chance to spend some quality time together but Max was working and they had a few tense rows.

"Since returning they've decided to cool things off, and get back to having fun. They have agreed to scrap the wedding plans and there are no immediate plans to reschedule.

"With their hectic work schedules, it doesn't look like there will be a ceremony any time this year. Max has been confiding in the band. They are all 100% behind him."

A spokesman for The Wanted had reportedly said: "They are not rushing and are taking as much time as necessary to plan the wedding. Both Max, who is touring, and Michelle have hectic work schedules, making it almost impossible to pin down a date. The wedding is on hold."