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Michelle Keegan Is Earning SIXTEEN Times Her ‘Coronation Street’ Salary Since Quitting The Soap

Smart move.

07/07/2016 11:25 | Updated 07 July 2016

Michelle Keegan’s acting career has been going from strength to strength since she quit ‘Coronation Street’ - and her bank balance has too.

The 29-year-old, who quit the Street in 2014 after six years playing Tina McIntyre, was earning £60,000 a year on the ITV soap.

But since her character was killed off, Michelle has gone on to bag herself a string of new acting roles as well as lucrative endorsement deals, which weren’t allowed under ITV rules.

This has meant her earnings have skyrocketed to sixteen times her ‘Corrie’ salary.

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Michelle Keegan

Accounts for her firm, Rosia Promotions Ltd, show she’s earned around £250,000 as the face of high street fashion label, Lipsy.

Michelle was also reportedly paid around £150,000 for promoting Garnier’s Ambre Solaire self-tan range.

A source told The Sun: “Corrie was a dream come true but she had to leave for the sake of her bank balance. It looks like a shrewd move.”

Meanwhile, Michelle has revealed that despite being away from her husband, Mark Wright, a lot due to their work commitments, they always ensure they make time for each other.

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Michelle with her husband, former 'TOWIE' star, Mark Wright

“I think that’s really important,” she told Look magazine. “When I was down south we’d have [a date night] once a week.

“Whereas now I’m in Manchester and he can work at weekends, we don’t see each other as often as I’d like. But when we do see each other, we always do something.”

She continued: “Just normal things – we go for a nice dinner where we can get dressed up, or we go to the cinema and just pig out on food and wear tracksuits and it’s comfy, or we’ll have a DVD night.”

Michelle Keegan

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