19/04/2013 07:44 BST

Michelle Keegan Signed Off Work From 'Coronation Street' After Being Struck Down With 'Mystery Virus'

'Coronation Street' star Michelle Keegan has been signed off work from the soap after she was struck down with a mystery virus.

According to The Mirror, the 25-year-old actress - who plays Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap - was last seen on set on Wednesday before being sent home looking 'distressed'.

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Script writers are said to be frantically drawing up a new schedule after filming was delayed on storylines involving Michelle's character.

A spokesman for Coronation Street said: "She had a virus and saw a doctor who sent her home. It is nothing too serious, we are hopeful she will be back on set next week."

A 'Corrie' source told the Mirror: "We have been doing scenes in the new Rovers Return and other smaller stuff with Michelle but now we have ground to a halt on her storyline.

"We are desperately trying to move things around and get other actors in at the last minute so we don't waste time."

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Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright

Michelle - who is currently dating former-TOWIE star Mark Wright - recently found herself at the centre of a naked picture scandal after a topless snap appeared on her Instagram account.

The saucy photo showed only a pair of breasts as the unidentified girl sat in the bath.

But the actress denied it was her in the photo, blaming it on a gal pal playing a prank.


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