MICHELLE Keegan has admitted that she's secretly been suffering from a 'crisis of confidence' ever since she started acting.
The former Corrie star made her TV debut in the soap in 2007, playing Tina McIntyre, and she stayed on the cobbles for seven years.
She won a host of British Soap Awards, including for Best Actress and Sexiest Female.
Since leaving Weatherfield, Michelle, 35, has starred in shows including Ordinary Lies, Brassic and Our Girl.
Now she's back on TV in BBC1's major new period drama Ten Pound Poms, playing a nurse, Kate, in the 1950s-set series.
Kate emigrates to Australia for a fee of £10 as part of a government scheme to increase the country's population after the Second World War.
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Talking about her new role in The Sun's TV Mag, Michelle confessed that she suffers from imposter syndrome – a feeling of self-doubt about her own ability that can lead to anxiety.
She said: "When I first started on Corrie, and I’ve still got it a little bit now: imposter syndrome. I know a lot of people talk about it.
"I was only 19 and it was my second-ever audition. I went into the audition and I had not an inkling I was gonna get the job.
"I purely went to see what it was like in an audition room and meet directors and stuff – I didn’t think for a second I was going to get the job.
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"When I did get the job, it was like: ‘Okay, what the hell do I do now?’
"I remember walking into the green room and seeing certain chairs, and I was like: ‘Am I allowed to sit in a chair, or is that someone's chair?’ I didn’t know…
"I was the outsider, I didn’t understand where I fitted in at all."
Ten Pound Poms airs on Sundays at 9pm on BBC1. TV Mag is free inside The Sun every Saturday.
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