And so many of us were looking forward to seeing Tina off Corrie shimmying around a dance floor in nothing but some strategically placed sequins. And then we'd also have Max George in the audience to deal with. Shame.
This morning her agency, Vital Management PR, quashed the rumours that have been circulating wildly since Monday (largely thanks to a Daily Star article) with the following crushing Tweet: "The story about Michelle Keegan doing Strictly is untrue. Its just an inaccurate rumour doing the rounds! sorry!"
Anthony Cotton was given permission by Corrie bossies to swan off to the Australian bush last November for I'm a Celebrity, but the chances of Michelle been afforded the same is not as likely given Strictly doesn't air on ITV.