By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Summer's finally here! Michelle Keegan chows down on an ice cream after a van pulls outside her Manchester home
Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan found a quick way to cheer herself up after losing a bet on the Grand National - chowing down on a 99 ice cream.
The actress, 23, had just lost money on the horse-racing at Aintree when her local ice cream vendor pulled up outside her Manchester home.
Dashing outside to buy a Mr Whippy covered in sprinkles, the raven-haired beauty posed for a photo, which she promptly uploaded on her Twitter page.
On the go: Keegan arriving at Manchester Piccadilly train station on Thursday morning after spending the night with her boyfriend in London
She wrote: 'The same ice cream van which comes down my street since I was 2 years old... This is what summers all about!'
During her brief sojourn to the van, Keegan was channelling a Fifties-style in an off-the-shoulder red top and a floppy hairband.
Just a short time earlier, Keegan was left disappointed when her bets for Oscar Time and Don't Push It to win came in second and third.
She Tweeted: 'horses that I put £ on TO WIN came 2nd and 3rd!!! Oh well! Thanks guys for all your suggestions. Even though most of you were wrong - I still love ya!'
Romantic reunion: Keegan acted like a 'groupie' when she attended Max George's gig on Wednesday night
As Keegan spends the weekend at home in Manchester, her boyfriend Max George is down in Bournemouth performing with his boy band The Wanted.
Keegan made a flying visit to London on Wednesday to watch the group's gig after already attending two other concerts previously.
She's also hoping to attend her fourth Wanted gig in Glasgow next Wednesday.
During an appearance on the Lorraine morning show earlier this week, Keegan declared she was the band's biggest groupie.
She enthused: 'I've been seeing him a few times on tour - they're doing a UK tour at the minute. I saw them last night - I'm such a groupie.'