Michelle Keegan wins TV Choice Awards hours after engagement news

Published Tuesday, Sep 10 2013, 08:41 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Michelle Keegan had a pretty amazing day yesterday – not only did her engagement to Mark Wright become public news, she also picked up another award to add to her trophy cabinet!

The Coronation Street star scooped the 'Best Soap Actress' gong at last night's TV Choice Awards for her role as Tina McIntyre.

Michelle, 25, wasn't in attendance at the glitzy ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London because of filming commitments, but made sure to send a message of thanks to everyone who voted for her.

Michelle Keegan's birthday party held at Shaka Zulu, 2013

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Michelle celebrating her 25th birthday in London earlier this year.

She tweeted: "Jst finished work and got told that I won Best Soap Actress at the ‪@TVChoice awards! I'm absolutely over the moon! THANKYOU so much to every1 who took the time out and voted for me. This means so much. Thank you!

"WOW what an amazing day! I have to keep pinching myself. #solucky."

Michelle's win came just a few hours after she confirmed reports she is engaged to ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright.

It's believed Mark proposed last week while the pair were enjoying a romantic holiday to Dubai, a country which holds special memories for them as that's where their romance began nine months ago.

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, 2013 Lipsy VIP Fashion Awards held at DSTRKT, 2013

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Michelle and Mark at the 2013 Lipsy VIP Fashion Awards in London earlier this year.

Michelle confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday, writing: "THANKYOU for all the lovely messages, and yes it's true ‪@markwright_ and I are engaged !! We are so SO happy."

As you'd expect, she was quickly inundated with congratulatory messages from friends, family and co-stars, including Nicola McLean, Helen Flanagan and Catherine Tyldesley.

She later tweeted: "SO many people I haven't been able 2 tweet back 2day, I'm sorry ive been so busy in work.Just want 2 say thank u for all ur lovely words."

Mark and Michelle's romance in pictures: