Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan says she doesn’t want to win best dramatic performance at the National Television Awards because she wants co-star Alan Halsall to.

The soap beauty – who plays barmaid Tina McIntyre – is delighted just to be nominated for the award, and wants Alan to win for his portrayal of male domestic abuse victim Tyrone Dobbs.

Michelle said: “I don’t think I will win. I think Alan is going to win, and he should win, and my vote is definitely for Alan. And I’m not being biased, my vote is totally valid. And if he don’t win it… Oh my God!”

She added: “But the fact that I’m up for the final four, and Corrie’s my first-ever job and I’m up for a National Television Award, is an achievement and I’m so lucky to have been given the storylines I’ve been given.

“I was really chuffed when I found out I was even up for it, I didn’t expect it at all.”

Michelle has been part of the domestic abuse storyline featuring Alan and Natalie Gumede as his violent partner Kirsty.

She said: “I think it’s an amazing storyline, and I don’t think it’s ever been done in a soap before – a man getting abused. And it is a taboo subject, you don’t really hear about it, but it does happen.

“And I think what Corrie’s done, it’s been really cleverly written, like a slow burner, and I think that’s what has captivated the audience and people have related to Tyrone more.”