Michelle Keegan says going to the gym is a "great way to de-stress".

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

The 31-year-old actress - who is married to TV star Mark Wright - has revealed that although she struggles to find the time to exercise, she believes going to the gym is a great way to escape her worries for a few hours.

She shared: "I am not someone who absolutely loves going to the gym, but it is a great way to de-stress and find time for yourself.

"I am not a slave to a gym schedule, and when I am filming it can be difficult to make time to exercise. When I do have time off and at weekends I do a mix of weights, strength training, classes and cardio.

"I have also started doing yoga this year, which I really enjoy and would like to make more time for."

Michelle - who married Mark in 2015 - has recently returned to her roots in North-West England to film hew new TV show 'Brassic'.

The brunette beauty is relishing the experience of being back home, having spent so much of her time abroad over recent years shooting the BBC TV series 'Our Girl'.

Michelle - who is now working close to where most of her friends and family live - told the Daily Star newspaper: "I am really enjoying the role and getting into the character.

"I loved playing Georgie and wearing army fatigues, fully immersing myself in such an active role, where I had the chance to learn so much, but it is great to have variety and play someone new with a really different style and wardrobe.

"And I love filming in Manchester - it's great to be close to friends and family."