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Michelle Collins leaves GMB hosts stunned as she reveals co-star June Brown’s ‘fitness obsession’

Michelle Collins leaves GMB hosts stunned as she reveals co-star June Brown's 'fitness obsession' 2

EastEnders star Michelle Collins left the Good Morning Britain team in hysterics on Friday as she detailed the late June Brown’s ‘fitness obsession.’ 

Michelle starred as Cindy Beale on the soap alongside June played Dot Cotton for more than three decades.

Remembering the soap legend, who passed away last week at the age of 95, Michelle told presenters Kate Garraway and Adil Ray that her late co-star would often do her pelvic floor exercises in the staff canteen. 

Secrets out: EastEnders star Michelle Collins left the Good Morning Britain team in hysterics on Friday as she detailed the late June Brown's 'fitness obsession'

Secrets out: EastEnders star Michelle Collins left the Good Morning Britain team in hysterics on Friday as she detailed the late June Brown’s ‘fitness obsession’

Michelle had the presenters stunned as she revealed: ‘It’s breakfast TV and June was a very naughty lady!

‘She was just really funny. She was obsessed with fitness, which not many people know, she was really quite healthy even though she smoked. 

‘She used to do her pelvic floors on the trolley in the BBC canteen!’ 

Icon: the former soap actress revealed June was a 'naughty lady' before she died at the age of 95 and enjoyed 'doing her pelvic floors on the trolley in the BBC canteen'

Icon: the former soap actress revealed June was a ‘naughty lady’ before she died at the age of 95 and enjoyed ‘doing her pelvic floors on the trolley in the BBC canteen’

Michelle went on to discuss her engagement after accepting a surprise proposal from her long-term partner Mike Davidson during a LA getaway.

Beaming with excitement, she said: ‘I never thought it would happen, but after 10 years I thought it was time.’

The pair began dating in late 2012, after they were set up by Michelle’s niece, who is said to have worked for Mike at a retail store.

Flashing her dazzling ring, she revealed: ‘I don’t really wear my ring a lot because I lose things. It’s antiquey and it’s great because it means a lot to Mike and his family. It’s kind of exciting. 

Legendary: June passed away peacefully at home earlier this month after becoming a household name as chain-smoking Dot Cotton on the long-running show

Legendary: June passed away peacefully at home earlier this month after becoming a household name as chain-smoking Dot Cotton on the long-running show

Michelle confirmed the news in an Instagram post last week along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair. 

Having been soaking up the sun during their Los Angeles getaway, the pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question.

Flashing her dazzling engagement ring while wearing a ‘Be Kind’ black baseball cap, she wrote: ‘So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us.

Exciting: Michelle went on to gush over her long-term partner Mike Davidson after accepting a surprise marriage proposal during a LA getaway

Exciting: Michelle went on to gush over her long-term partner Mike Davidson after accepting a surprise marriage proposal during a LA getaway

‘It’s #beautiful and I’m #happy #10years this April about time I think #magicmike.

‘#Thankyou @val_king_ for having us and making us so #welcome as always ! #greatlady.’

The relationship mirrors Michelle’s former Corrie storyline, in which she indulged in a steamy romance with a then 29-year-old Jason Grimshaw, played by Ryan Thomas.

Adorable: The soap star originally confirmed the news in an Instagram post along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair

Adorable: The soap star originally confirmed the news in an Instagram post along with a slew of loved-up snaps of the pair

Michelle has never been married, but has a 22-year-old daughter Maia Rose from her relationship with Fabrizio Tassalini who passed away in 2014.

She has also been in relationships with cameraman Mark Waters and Parry Cockwell, to whom she was engaged before the pair called off their wedding and split in 2005.

Michelle rose to fame for her role as Cindy Beale in EastEnders, first joining the soap in 1988 for a two-year stint.

Wow! Soaking up the sun during their California getaway, the pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question

Wow! Soaking up the sun during their California getaway, the pair had been hiking up Temescal Canyon when Mike popped the question

Congrats: She wrote: 'So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us'

Congrats: She wrote: ‘So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on the top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us’

She returned to Albert Square two years later before departing for good in 1998.

Michelle later joined the cast of rival soap Coronation Street, joining the ITV series as Stella Price in 2011.

She departed the soap three years later, telling Manchester Evening News it was difficult to juggle work in Manchester with her responsibilities as a parent to daughter Maia, 24, in London.

Blind date: The pair began dating in late 2012, after they were set up by Michelle's niece, who is said to have worked for Mike at a retail store (pictured in 2019)

Blind date: The pair began dating in late 2012, after they were set up by Michelle’s niece, who is said to have worked for Mike at a retail store (pictured in 2019)

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