Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan would consider stripping off for the "right role" in hit American fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.

The 27-year-old actress, who played Tina McIntyre on the cobbles from 2008 and 2014, has said she wouldn't mind taking on a riskier role in the HBO series.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper Keegan said: "I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan. I'd obviously love a role in that.

"I would consider getting naked and having sex scenes if the role was right."

Keegan, who is engaged to former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright, further revealed that she is currently in the process of auditioning for new roles.

She said: "I'm auditioning again now. It's nerve-racking but I'm getting more excited than anything. I'm getting a buzz from being out there again. It's exciting times for me at the minute.

"I'm currently busy having elocution lessons and acting lessons and want to be taken seriously as an actress.

"I think it is important to follow up Corrie with a good acting role."