Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan tells us about her support for the men and women serving in Britain’s Armed Forces…


KEEGAN2I am humbled to be able to “do my bit” to support the incredible work of Help for Heroes.

I never fail to be amazed by the grit and determination of our Armed Forces and what they achieve both on and off the battlefield. Help for Heroes is one of those charities that really does make a real difference to them and their families’ lives. I very much look forward to getting fully involved with the charity, meeting with some of our wounded serving personnel and veterans at Tedworth House and seeing for myself just what they have achieved and hopefully taking part in challenges and events to support them. I have nothing but huge respect and admiration for our military personnel.


I don’t have any family in the Army but I do know a few people who serve in the Armed Forces and I think what they do is fantastic.

I’m looking forward to meeting some of the injured soldiers and hearing their stories, and am hoping to be able to make a change with Help for Heroes.


For families separated by deployments, I would recommend lots of good box sets because you can really get into them.

Hopefully they would be a welcome distraction from the constant worry about what their loved ones will face when they are away. I’d also go for good comedies like Alan Partridge, The Office or anything with Karl Pilkington in it.


I leave Coronation Street on screen in May this year. It’s a very exciting time for me and I dont really know what the future holds yet career wise.

In my peronsal life, I will be moving to Essex and starting to plan the wedding [to former The Only Way is Essex and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! star Mark Wright] so that will keep me busy enough. I’m also going to be doing a lot more charity work with Help for Heroes and the like because I will have the time to travel about a bit more!

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