If the work dries up for Michelle Keegan after she leaves 'Coronation Street' next year there'll be no way for her to return to the cobbles as the soap's writers plan to kill off her character, Tina McIntyre.

Show bosses are reportedly planning a 'whodunnit' storyline, which they hope will get the nation guessing after Tina comes to a grisly end.

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Michelle Keegan

A source told The Sun: “They’ve been weighing up whether to kill Tina off and now believe it’s the way to get maximum ratings.

“It will set up a cliffhanger leaving viewers guessing who killed her. But Michelle’s fans will be devastated as it means Tina will never be able to return.”

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Michelle in action in 'Corrie'

The 26-year-old - who got engaged to 'TOWIE' star Mark Wright last month - announced she was leaving the ITV soap in April as she wanted to try her hand at new roles.

Earlier this month Michelle celebrated topping FHM's Hottest Woman on TV poll by stripping off for a new photoshoot with the magazine.

The 'Coronation Street' actress beat the likes of Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter and 'The Inbetweeners' star Emily Atack to take the crown, notching up 22.3% of votes.

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  • Bruce Jones

    <strong>Played: Les Battersby (1997–2007)</strong> It was revealed in May 2013 that Bruce was working as a garage mechanic after being axed from the soap in 2007 following allegations of drunkenness and inappropriate comments made in the presence of an undercover reporter. Bruce is now earning £120 a week at Abergele Tyres and Exhausts near his home in Towyn, North Wales, but is hoping to kick-start his acting career again soon. He appeared on 'Celebrity Big Brother' in August 2013.

  • Suranne Jones

    <strong>Played: Karen McDonald (2000–04)</strong> Suranne has starred in a string of hit dramas since leaving the soap including, 'Harley Street', 'Strictly Confidential' and 'Five Days'. In 2011 she played a human version of the TARDIS in 'Doctor Who'. Suranne has also starred in several West End productions, receiving rave reviews for her role in 'Beautiful Thing' in 2013. She's currently one of the female leads in ITV detective drama 'Scott And Bailey'.

  • Danny Young

    <strong>Played: Warren Baldwin (2004-06)</strong> Warren starred in horror film 'Exposé' in 2009, before joining the line-up of skating stars for the 2010 series of 'Dancing On Ice'. In 2012, he performed nude on stage as part of the touring adult comedy theatre show, Wildboyz, alongside Alex Reid. He is now famous for posing for various half-naked photo shoots with girlfriend Chloe Madeley (that's Richard and Judy's daughter).

  • Denise Welch

    <strong>Played: Natalie Horrocks (1997-2000)</strong> Having been a regular panellist on 'Loose Women' since 2004, Denise has remained in the spotlight with appearances on 'Dancing On Ice' in 2011 and 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2012 (which she won) and roles on 'Waterloo Road' and 'Benidorm'. Her 25-year marriage to actor Tim Healy fell apart in 2012, and she subsequently found love with toyboy Lincoln Townley.

  • Liz Dawn

    <strong>Played: Vera Duckworth (1974, 1976–2008)</strong> Liz quit her role as the formidable Vera after 34 years due to health problems, but made a return as a ghost two years later when her on-screen husband Jack died. Liz has battled problems with emphysema, revealing that only a third of her lungs are still working and that doctors have told her there is nothing more they can do to prolong her life. In May 2013, she suffered a heart attack.

  • Sarah Lancashire

    <strong>Played: Raquel Watts (1991–96, 2000)</strong> Since quitting the cobbles, Sarah has gone on to star in a whole host of TV dramas, along with critically acclaimed stints on the West End. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in the stage's 'Betty Blue Eyes', and was also nominated for a BAFTA in 2013, for her role in BBC drama 'Last Tango In Halifax'.

  • Angela Griffin

    <strong>Played: Fiona Middleton (1992–98)</strong> Angela joined the cast 'Holby City' after leaving The Street, and went on to star in the likes of 'Cutting It', 'Down To Earth' and 'Waterloo Road'. In 2009 she launched her own lunchtime chat show for Sky1 called 'Angela & Friends', but it was axed after nine months. She currently provides the voice of Amy the vet in children's TV series 'Postman Pat'.

  • Rob James Collier

    <strong>Played: Liam Connor (2006–08)</strong> Rob is now known worldwide thanks to his role as Thomas Barrow on the smash-hit ITV drama 'Downton Abbey'. He has also appeared in the stage version of 'Calendar Girls'.

  • Helen Flanagan

    <strong>Played: Rosie Webster (2000–12)</strong> You'd have been hard pressed to avoid Helen since she quit 'Corrie', having become one of Britain's most infamous celebs. She appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' shortly after leaving the soap, and has since kept herself in the media by stripping off for regular raunchy photoshoots and was voted the Sexiest Woman In The UK by FHM readers in 2013.

  • Julie Goodyear

    <strong>Played: Bet Lynch (1966, 1970–95, 1999, 2002, 2003)</strong> After an ill-fated 'Corrie' comeback in 2003, Julie went on to star in a number of reality TV series including 'I'm Famous And Frightened', 'Celebrity Fit Club' and 'Come Dine With Me'. She had a brief role in 'Hollyoaks' as a B&B owner in 2006, and most recently became a housemate in 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2012.

  • Dawn Acton

    <strong>Played: Tracy Barlow (1988-99)</strong> The third actress to play Tracy Barlow auditioned for the part again when bosses brought back the character in 2002, but the role was awarded to Kate Ford. Dawn is now a local DJ, and is a voluntary worker for Beanstalk, an organisation which helps children learn to read. She recently shaved her head in memory of her late mother.

  • Vicky Entwistle

    <strong>Played: Janice Battersby (1997–2011)</strong> Vicky quit the show after 14 years in 2011, and landed a role in panto shortly after. However, it was just the start of her stage career, as she then toured the country in Funny Peculiar, along with Suzanne Shaw and Gemma Bissix. Vicky is now starring as Madame Thénardier in the West End production of Les Miserables.

  • Jean Alexander

    <strong>Played: Hilda Ogden (1964–87)</strong> 'Coronation Street' bosses reportedly wanted Jean to be involved in the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2010, but she declined. In 2012, she announced her retirement from acting.

  • Sherrie Hewson

    <strong>Played: Maureen Naylor (1993–97, 2006)</strong> After 'Corrie', Sherrie went on to star in the 2001 revival of daytime soap 'Crossroads'. When the show finished in 2003, she joined the 'Loose Women' panel where she still remains. More recently she starred on sitcom 'Benidorm' as hotel manager Joyce Temple-Savage.

  • Georgia Taylor

    <strong>Played: Toyah Battersby (1997–2003)</strong> Georgia was part of the Golden Globe nominated cast of 'Blackpool' and its follow up 'Viva Blackpool' in 2004 and 2006 respectively. In 2005 she received rave reviews for her role in Christmas is Miles Away at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and the Bush Theatre in London. She then joined 'Casualty' as Doctor Ruth Winters, before quitting in 2011. She is set to star in the seventh series of 'Law & Order: UK' as new prosecutor Kate Barker.

  • Amanda Barrie

    <strong>Played: Alma Baldwin (1981, 1982, 1988, 1989–2001)</strong> After landing a role in 'Bad Girls' in which she starred as 'Costa con' Bev Tull from 2003-2006, Amanda is now a regular on the panto circuit and is set to star as the Fairy Godmother at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft this Christmas.

  • Richard Fleeshman

    <strong>Played: Craig Harris (2002–06)</strong> Richard attempted to launch a music career after quitting the soap, achieving mixed success. In 2008, he was invited by Sir Elton John to join him on his Summer stadium tour. He then reinvented himself as a West End star in Ghost: The Musical, which he then starred in on Broadway.

  • Sally Lindsay

    <strong>Played: Shelley Unwin (2001–06)</strong> Now a regular panellist on 'Loose Women', Sally has also starred in Sky1 comedy 'Mount Pleasant'. Along with pal and former 'Corrie' co-star Suranne Jones, she came up with the idea for TV cop drama 'Scott and Bailey', and was originally supposed to star as Scott, before she fell pregnant with twins. She now appears as Alison Bailey, the sister of Suranne's character.

  • Gaynor Faye

    <strong>Played: Judy Mallett (1995-99)</strong> Gaynor won the first series of 'Dancing On Ice' in 2006, and went on to star in the West End adaptation of Calendar Girls in 2009. As of 2012, she is starring in rival soap 'Emmerdale' as Megan Macey.

  • Nikki Sanderson

    <strong>Played: Candice Stowe (1999-2005)</strong> Nikki was a contestant on 'The X Factor: Battle Of The Stars' in 2006, being mentored by Sharon Osbourne. She then starred in 'Heartbeat' as Dawn Bellamy between 2008 and 2009, and can currently be seen playing Maxine Minniver in 'Hollyoaks'.

  • Tina Hobley

    <strong>Played: Samantha Failsworth (1996-98)</strong> Tina went on to star in 'Holby City' for 12 years as nurse Chrissie Williams, before quitting to pursue new roles. She recently teased that she was meeting with the producers of 'Broadchurch', prompting speculation she could star in the hit-drama's second series which will begin filming in 2014.

  • Lucy-Jo Hudson

    <strong>Played: Katy Harris (2002–05)</strong> Lucy-Jo's only major role since leaving 'Corrie' was in ITV drama 'Wild At Heart' until 2009, making a brief comeback for the final episode in 2012. In real-life, she is married to her former 'Corrie' co-star Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs, and the couple are currently expecting their first child.

  • Sam Robertson

    <strong>Played: Adam Barlow (2004-07)</strong> Sam starred in E4 teen series 'Beaver Falls' in 2011 before entering the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house in 2013, where he became the second evictee.

  • Denise Black

    <strong>Played: Denise Osbourne (1992–97, 2007)</strong> Denise played the role of Mother Superior in the first UK tour of Sister Act the musical in 2011, and it was announced in June 2013 that she would be joining the cast of 'Emmerdale' in the role of Joanie - the adoptive grandmother of Amy Wyatt.

  • Shobna Gulati

    <strong>Played: Sunita Alahan (2001–06, 2009–13)</strong> When Sunita was killed off in the Rovers fire in 2013, Shobna wasn't out of a job for long, quickly joining the panel of 'Loose Women'.

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  • Television And Radio Industries Club Ceremony 2008 - Arrivals

    LONDON - MARCH 11: Michelle Keegan arrives at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards 2008 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 11, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards 2009

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 18: Michelle Keegan attends TV Now Awards at Mansion House on April 18, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • British Soap Awards 2010 - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON - MAY 08: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre on May 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan At The National Tv Awards At The Royal Albert Hall In London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2010 - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The National Television Awards 2010, At The 02 Arena, London.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Michelle Keegan of Coronation Street attends the Inside Soeap Awards Launch Party at Great John Street hotel on July 6, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2009 - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2009 British Soap Awards At The Bbc Television Centre, Wood Lane, London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2010 - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON - MAY 08: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre on May 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Rts Programme Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan, Arrives At The Rts Programme Awards 2009 At The Grosvenor House Hotel On March 16, 2010 In London, England.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2010 British Soap Awards At The Itv Studios, South Bank, London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TVChoice Awards 2010 held at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • Hugo Boss - Store Launch

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Michelle Keegan wearing BOSS Black attends the Hugo Boss store launch in Manchester in conjunction with charity Fashion Kicks for Macmillan Cancer Support on November 14, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 22: Michelle Keegan attends the TV Now Awards on May 22, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TVChoice Awards 2010 held at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • National Television Awards 2011 - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan Attends The National Television Awards At The O2 Arena On January 26, 2011 In London, England.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • X Factor Celebrity Sightings

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Michelle Keegan is seen at Fountain Studios where the 'X Factor' is filmed on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)

  • James Roberts Hair and Beauty - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the opening of James Roberts Hair and Beauty on January 12, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

  • The British Soap Awards - Manchester

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2011 British Soap Awards At Granada Studios, Manchester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • Royal Television Society Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arrives At The Royal Television Society Awards At The Grosvenor House Hotel In London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Michelle Keegan attends the launch of Inside Soap Awards at Rosso on July 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

  • TRIC Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Michelle Keegan attends the TRIC awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

  • The LOOK Show

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 06: Michelle Keegan attends The Look Show in association with Smashbox Cosmetics at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on October 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • TV Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Michelle Keeghan attends the TV Choice awards 2012 at The Dorchester on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Royal Television Society Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arrives At The Royal Television Society Awards At The Grosvenor House Hotel In London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • TV Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Michelle Keeghan attends the TV Choice awards 2012 at The Dorchester on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 09: Michelle Keegan attends Inside Soap launch sponsored by BooHoo party ahead of London ceremony recognising soaps and their actors at Rosso on July 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Soap actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 British Soap Awards at ITV Studios on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 British Soap Awards at ITV Studios on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Michelle Keegan attends the RTS Programme Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Michelle Keegan attends the RTS Programme Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Philips British Academy Television Awards - Afterparty Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Actress Michelle Keegan arrives for the Philips British Academy Television Awards Afterparty at the Natural History Museum on June 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2009 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Michelle Keegan arrives for the British Soap Awards at BBC Television Centre on May 9, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan with her Sexiest Female award at the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Philips British Academy Television Awards - Afterparty Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Actress Michelle Keegan arrives for the Philips British Academy Television Awards Afterparty at the Natural History Museum on June 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 22: Michelle Keegan attends the TV Now Awards on May 22, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2009 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Michelle Keegan arrives at the RTS Programme Awards 2009 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TRIC Awards: Arrivals

    LONDON - MARCH 10: Michelle Keegan arrives for the TRIC (Television and Radio Industry Club) Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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