Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has lavished her fiancé Mark Wright with praise saying she "can't wait to marry him," while insisting that he's full of "banter".

Speaking to OK! magazine, the 26-year-old actress said: "Mark makes me really happy, we have banter and laugh all the time - I can’t wait to marry him!"

Keegan further revealed that she is currently house hunting with the 27-year-old former The Only Way is Essex star, adding: "We’ve got a place in the pipeline but it’s not completed yet. I haven’t bought anything, though, because I don’t want to jinx it."

Speaking on being written out of Corrie, Keegan said: "I was shocked initially when I found out I was being written out – leaving a soap and having a door open can be a safety net.

She added: "I cried on my last day,’ she admitted. ‘It’s like finishing high school but no one’s coming with me!"

However, it looks like Michelle is happy to leave her soap days behind her, saying: "I would love to do a period drama."