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Coronation Street’s Millie Gibson stunned as fans accuse her of flashing

‘I think, oh god, did I just flash?’ Coronation Street’s Millie Gibson says fans brand her a ‘naughty girl’ when they see her in public because of her character’s drug use


Millie Gibson has admitted she’s struggling to get used to her Coronation Street fame as fans stop her in she street and say: ‘You’ve been a naughty girl, haven’t you?’

The actress, 17, who plays tearaway teen Kelly Neelan on the ITV soap, says viewers confront her over her character’s drug use, although she often thinks they are referring to something else.

Screen star Millie joked people think she’s ‘flashed’ them or has something embarrassing on her face.

Fame game: Millie Gibson, 17, has admitted she’s struggling to get used to her Coronation Street fame as fans stop her in she street and say: ‘You’ve been a naughty girl, haven’t you?’

On life in the public eye, she told The Sun on Sunday: ‘I don’t consider myself famous — I’m not Brad Pitt — so if I see someone giving me a look in the street, I’ll think, “Oh God, have I just flashed, or have I got something on my face?”

‘Sometimes people speak to me and there are fans who find it difficult to differentiate fiction and reality.

‘They’ll go, “You’ve been a naughty girl, haven’t you?” I’ll say, “I know, but I’m not that bad in real life!”

Real life? The actress who plays teen Kelly Neelan on the soap, says viewers confront her over her character's drug use, although she often thinks they are referring to something else

Real life? The actress who plays teen Kelly Neelan on the soap, says viewers confront her over her character’s drug use, although she often thinks they are referring to something else

‘But 90 per cent of the time everyone is really lovely.’ 

Millie’s character Kelly was jailed back in September for the brutal murder of Seb Franklin after being framed by Corey Brent.

However, she became homeless as she chose to leave her supported living accommodation after being accused of theft.

Drama: Kelly was released from prison but things went from bad to worse as she choses to leave her supported living accommodation after being accused of theft

Drama: Kelly was released from prison but things went from bad to worse as she choses to leave her supported living accommodation after being accused of theft

And Millie says she enjoys the challenge of playing Kelly as the part is far removed from her real life, with the star insisting she has a ‘really nice family’ and had a ‘great upbringing’.

Millie worked with Shelter and The Children’s Society to learn about homelessness for her Corrie storyline, saying people being on the streets is ‘heartbreaking’, especially at Christmas.

Kelly is set to have a turbulent start to 2022 as her neglectful mother Laura returns to her life.

However, she says things are far simpler in her real life, with the Corrie cast member planning to pass her driving test in the New Year and purchase a home in Manchester. 

Putting on an act: Millie says she enjoys the challenge of playing Kelly as the part is far removed from her real life

Putting on an act: Millie says she enjoys the challenge of playing Kelly as the part is far removed from her real life

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