Coronation Street is to air new footage of Michelle Keegan as Tina McIntyre during tonight’s hour-long episode. But no, we’re not talking about a Bobby Ewing-style moment of miraculous resurrection.
Tina – who was killed off earlier this month – will be laid to rest during dramatic scenes set to be broadcast this evening. But flatmate Steph (Tisha Merry) will miss the funeral and decide to stay at home with memories of her friend. It’s then that she finds a clip on her mobile phone that shows the pair larking around as they prepare for a night out.
The previously unshown footage was the very last scene shot by actress Michelle Keegan when she bowed out of the ITV soap in May. But to see the scene in full, fans will have to visit the show’s official website (www.itv.com/coronationstreet) straight after transmission when it will be made available in its entirety.
Speaking to Radio Times in early June, Keegan commented that Coronation Street would feel the absence of the character she played for six years: “Tina was a great character and I’ll miss her. And I also think that Corrie is going to miss its feisty little barmaid.”