Coronation Street star spots Tina McIntyre 'back on set' during filming

Coronation Street star Calum Lill
Coronation Street star Calum Lill -Credit:Calum Lill Instagram

Coronation Street star Calum Lill has shared his surprise as he found Tina McIntyre on set during filming - but it wasn't quite as it seemed. Fans of the ITV soap currently know Calum for playing Joel Deering in the ITV soap after he was brought in last year as Dee-Dee Bailey's new love interest.

Before joining Corrie, Calum could be found flogging cars as he took on different jobs - including a stint at Junkyard Golf Club - in between acting gigs - which included appearances in Doctors and Holby City before a stint in 2021 on Hollyoaks in which he played PC Carlton Smith in the Channel 4 soap.

But having almost lost his place on the cobbles thanks to Joel's lies to Dee-Dee about his ex-wife and young daughter, Joel is well and truly back on the cobbles having smoothed things over with his girlfriend, played by Channique Sterling-Brown.

READ MORE: Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon flooded with co-star support as she makes '24 year' announcement

READ MORE: Read more of our Coronation Street stories here

In a new video posted to his Instagram page, Calum was seen filming at the Weatherfield General set when he came across a former resident who met a grisly end a number of years ago.

"Tina's alive?" a message across the video read in which Calum could be seen in Joel's suit as he glances down at a magazine to see Michelle Keegan on the cover.

He then captioned the brilliant clip to his followers: "Couldn’t believe what I saw at Weatherfield General the other day. Sometimes I feel like I’m in the Truman show. Or some kind of show anyway." And fans of the long-running show were quick to see the funny side.

@catherinerobertson_ said: "Haaahaha this is excellent [crying laughing emoji]. New mind blowing storyline?!" @_tommthomas commented: "This is so good hahahahahaha." @sophieunsxx added: "You make me howl."

Before getting her first role, acting superstar Michelle's first jobs included working at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre on a make-up counter, having worked at various stores from the age of 15 to 20, and at Manchester Airport as a check-in agent.

The now 36-year-old was then offered the part of Tina McIntyre in Corrie in only her second-ever audition in 2007, beating around 900 other people who auditioned. Tina made her ITV soap debut when she had a chance encounter with David Platt while her character was visiting the Rosamund Street Medical Centre.

Years after her debut, and after Tina was cast aside by Peter Barlow who wasn't willing to end things with Carla Connor despite their affair, Tina got into a confrontation with Rob Donovan and threatened to report him to the authorities about his dodgy dealings. Tina was then pushed off the balcony of the Builder's Yard and beaten unconscious by Rob in an attempt to silence her, and later died in hospital, leading to Michelle's exit in 2014.