Michelle Keegan forced to self-isolate for two weeks after being exposed to coronavirus on a photoshoot in Manchester

MICHELLE Keegan has been forced to self-isolate for two weeks after coming into contact with the coronavirus.

The former Coronation Street actress, 33, had to stay home after she was exposed to the virus on a photo shoot.

Michelle came into contact with the coronavirus on the shoot in Manchester last month.

While Michelle has not tested positive for coronavirus, it has meant she's had to miss filming for her Sky TV series Brassic which is in the middle of shooting its third season.

"Michelle had to take time away from the Brassic set once again and has been laying low in Essex with her husband Mark Wright," a sourced told the Daily Mail.

"She only missed one day of filming. But she needed to isolate after she came into contact with someone in Manchester who had it."

The source added: "Luckily it all happened very quickly and Michelle did not return to the Brassic set before isolating. So it didn't affect filming too much."

"She has spent last two weeks in total isolation. She will go back to filming at the end of this week."

According to reports, the Brassic team has worked around Michelle's absence and filmed other scenes.

It is not the first time filming for the show's third has been impacted by Covid.

Filming on the show’s third series – in which Michelle plays cash-strapped mum Erin – was halted in September after a crew member showed symptoms and everyone involved was tested on Monday, The Sun Online exclusively revealed.

An insider said: “The safety of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance so until bosses know it’s totally safe filming won’t be going ahead.

“It could be a fortnight before it starts again. Michelle was due to start filming this week but nothing is happening until they’re sure it’s safe.”

I imagine this will happen across many TV shows in the next few months.

The 33-year-old actress stars in the hit Sky One series alongside a predominantly male cast including Joe Gilgun and Ryan Sampson.

But despite the testosterone-heavy set, Michelle insists she fitted right in and is the "blokiest one" of them all.

She said: "The lads invited me in, I never felt like an outsider.

"I literally am the blokiest one."

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