Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has revealed that she is now a qualified nail technician.

The 30-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the wonderful news with her 546,000 followers.

In the snap, Georgia can be seen grinning from ear-to-ear as she proudly holds up her certificate after training with Bace Academy, who are the creators of G.Y.O Nail System.

Georgia wrote a lengthy caption alongside the photo, which saw her showing off her slender figure in a cropped cream jumper and olive green loungewear trousers.

She began her post: "Ok so this is a very different post for me but please.... hear me out.

Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has revealed that she is now a qualified nail technician
Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has revealed that she is now a qualified nail technician

"I have been an actress for 22 years of my 30 year life and i wouldn't change it for the world. And i never will.

"I recently qualified as a nail technician and i am super proud of myself for the reason i am about to explain."

Georgia continued: "I have had people asking if i am quitting acting, if my work has dried up, if i am skint. The answer to all of the above is HELL NO.

Georgia played the role of Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015
Georgia played the role of Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015

"I have just filmed the job of my dreams as Falista on The Outpost, how could i ever ever turn my back on the thing i love more than life? I will NEVER give up acting but let me tell you why i am now doing nails in my downtime from acting....

"I have struggled with anxiety for many years. As an actress we receive a lot of rejection, followed by massive celebrations. Then ran off our feet, to long periods of nothing. I have learnt this 'nothing' is when my self esteem drops the most. I lose confidence and i get bloody sad."

Georgia told her followers that she has 'struggled with anxiety for many years' as she revealed her news on Instagram
Georgia told her followers that she has 'struggled with anxiety for many years' as she revealed her news on Instagram

The former soap star added: "As a creative person who loves having her nails done, i thought 'why not fill my days making other people feel good, pushing my artistic side and feeling productive?'

"I have no shame to put pride aside to put my mental health first. And neither should anyone else or even feel judged for doing so.

"So yes. I am Georgia May Foote the actress still chasing her dreams. But i am also Georgia May Foote who does bloody amazing nails and has big plans on the side.

"And most importantly i am Georgia May Foote who is proud of her achievements and proud of helping herself when she needs it the most."

Georgia made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2015
Georgia made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2015

Poking fun at her outfit, Georgia also pointed out: "Ps. On the funny side, that is not a massive camel toe on this pic, i crossed my legs and the baggy pants have folded in a very unfortunate way."

Georgia is best known for playing Alison Simmons in the BBC school drama series Grange Hill from 2005 to 2008, and Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015.

In 2015 she competed in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and made it to the final with her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

Since then she has appeared in four episodes of Sky One sitcom Trollied and also starred in one episode of Doctors last year.