Life after Max: Michelle Keegan wears a LBD and a big smile as she hits the town after love split
00:45 GMT, 29 July 2012
After calling off her 19-month romance with Max George over a week ago, Michelle Keegan has been understandably keeping a low-profile.
But the Coronation Street actress, 25, didn't want to spend her time moping around and decided to hit the town with her girlfriends on Saturday night.
The newly-single star showed off her slim figure in a black and white optical illusion dress and blue suede heels as she partied at Tiger Tiger in Manchester.
Back on the market: Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan shows off her curves in a black and white optical illusion dress at Tiger Tiger in Manchester
Wearing a big smile on her face, there was no sign of her heartbreak following the recent end of her 19-month romance.
Michelle's night out came after she returned to Twitter on Friday after a 10 day absence.
After work on Friday, she headed up to Glasgow with her father for a personal appearance at the Savoy nightclub, before returning to Manchester on Saturday for her much needed night out.
In good spirits: Michelle looked far from heartbroken as she enjoyed a night on the town
Later on Sunday, she is due to appear at Drayton Manor theme park.
Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend also made a return to the spotlight following their split, joining his band The Wanted on stage at the Olympic Torch Relay concert in London's Hyde Park on Thursday.
Her spokesperson confirmed to the MailOnline that the pair had split on July 20.
The couple began dating in December 2010, with Max proposing on Michelle's birthday in June 2011.
Me and my girls: Michelle with her best friend Katie Fearnehough (left) and another gal pal
The gang's all here: Michelle brought a big gang to the nightclub
However, they have spent most this year apart with Michelle stuck in Manchester filming Coronation Street and Max travelling all over the world with The Wanted.
Max stunned fans when he announced in April they had called off their engagement, but insisted they were still a couple.
In June, Max was photographed leaving a Mayfair nightclub with a pretty brunette and was photographed kissing a fan last week.
Busy: Max George, pictured on Friday at Winfield House in London, has been performing with The Wanted at Olympic gigs over the past few days