Michelle Keegan has been praised by her fans after modelling a cut-out bikini for her swimwear label, Orfila Bee.
The former Coronation Street star, 35, looks bronzed and carefree perched on a rock by the sea in the fashion brand’s latest promotional pictures.
“If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed,” a caption for the image said, with one fan @sarah_mckib commenting that Keegan was an “absolute babe”.
Keegan launched the swimwear brand in June last year, revealing that it had been two years in the making.
“I’ve always wanted to create my very own swimwear range that everybody feels comfortable in but with a twist,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
“It was completely worth the wait in order to perfect a multi-way bikini that you can wear in 20 different ways, and that you can wear from the beach to the bar.”
She explained that the name Orfila Bee is a combination of her grandmother’s maiden name and the bee, a symbol which represents Manchester, the city she was “proudly born and raised in”.
The new image comes just a week after Keegan announced that she is joining the cast of the new Netflix thriller, Fool Me Once.
“Finally the secrets out!” she wrote. “Im over the moon to be joining the cast of FOOL ME ONCE, a @netflixuk thriller based on the book by the extremely talented @harlancoben. Here we gooooo …”
In the film, Keegan plays the lead character Maya, who is grieving the death of her husband. However, life takes a turn when, after installing a nanny-cam in her home to watch over her daughter, she sees a man in the room who appears to be the husband she thought was dead.
The film is currently in production in Manchester and Keegan has been posting some behind-the-scenes snippets to her social media pages. A release date is yet to be announced.
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