Cheryl Cole has praised Coronation Street‘s Michelle Keegan as ‘fantastic’.

The X Factor judge said the Weatherfield soap is her favourite, and the actress, who plays Tina McIntyre, stands out for her.

In an interview with Bauer Radio Network, she said of her love of Coronation Street: “There’s more Northern stuff to relate to and I think there’s some fantastic new actors and actresses, especially that young girl, Michelle Keegan.

“I think she’s fantastic and I love watching it.”

Talking about her downtime, Cheryl explained: “I love to watch soaps. If I have had a busy week, I tape them all and watch them like an omnibus.

“So I lie in bed, have a cup of tea, have some HobNobs and I just watch all the soaps.

“And I kind of feel like their drama takes away from anything else going on. You can’t believe what’s going on in the soap.”

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