Michelle Keegan broke up with Max George last month

Michelle Keegan has been getting over her split from Max George by hanging out with her Coronation Street co-star Ryan Thomas.

Ryan and Michelle - who play Tina McIntyre and Jason Grimshaw in the soap - went for dinner at a restaurant near the show's set in Manchester last week.

'Michelle and Ryan have always got on extremely well, but until now have only ever been good friends,' a source tells the Sunday Mirror.

'But since Michelle ended things with Max about a month ago she's been spending a lot of time with Ryan.

'They've been on a couple of dates and are taking things slowly. At the moment they are just two young people, letting things happen naturally.'

Michelle, 25, broke up with The Wanted singer Max, 23, last month but was forced to deny that she was planning to take him back over the weekend.

She's now taken to Twitter to tell her followers that she's not planning on falling for 28-year-old Ryan, whose daughter Scarlett, 4, was born during his 6-year relationship with ex Tina O'Brien, 28.

'I have that many teeth marks in my tongue 4 having to keep biting it when I see incorrect stories about MY life it's unbelievable! #notfair,' Tweets Michelle.

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