Michelle Keegan has defended herself on Twitter after critics claimed she had lied about not wearing makeup in a recent selfie.
She shared her photo on Twitter last week, along with the phone number to make a donation to the charity, while urging others to get involved with the campaign by adding the caption: “It’s so easy! Do your bit.”
However, not everyone was convinced Michelle was being completely truthful when she said she’d gone makeup-free in the snap, with some critics accusing her of exploiting a good cause to make herself look good - claims she was quick to deny.
One Twitter user in particularly really seemed to irk Michelle with his accusations she was “clearly wearing makeup” and “using a good cause for self promotion”.
When he accused her of being “shallow” and “shocking”, she branded him a “silly boy”, replying:
@john_bhoyce I got 14.000 favourites with that pic, if everyone donated that means the charity got £42.000...did u donate! Probably not!— michelle keegan (@michkeegan) March 25, 2014
@john_bhoyce And just for the record I actually wasn't wearing make-up! Stop being so negative it's for charity U silly boy!— michelle keegan (@michkeegan) March 25, 2014
Michelle isn’t the only star who has dared to go bare-faced in the name of fundraising for a good cause, her ‘Coronation Street’ co-stars Kym Marsh and Helen Flanagan have also posted their own ‘no makeup selfies’, while Cheryl Cole and Jemima Khan have also joined in the campaign.
The #NoMakeupSelfie trend has so far helped raise more than £8million for cancer research in Britain.