Coronation Street's Andy Whyment is letting his hair down on a 10 day cruise with his family around the British Isles.

The Kirk Sutherland actor is enjoying the trio with his wife Nichola and their children Thomas and Hollie aboard the MSC Virtuosa.

The I'm A Celeb star has been proudly sharing pictures from his family holiday on Instagram.

In one snap the couple posed up a storm for a selfie by the ship's swimming pool.

They are also seen grinning together while stood on the stairs on the bottom of the ship.

In another snap he is seen with his wife and Hollie smiling as they sit on sun loungers.

The Kirk Sutherland actor is enjoying the trip with his wife Nichola and their children Thomas and Hollie aboard the MSC Virtuosa

Andy and Nichola also took time out to pose on one of the upper floors of the ship - with the glimmering ocean and a port seen though a window behind them.

They also took snaps of yummy looking meals they were enjoying inside the restaurant.

He wrote alongside his post: "Had an amazing 10 nights onboard @msccruisesofficial VIRTUOSA with the family, the service and the ship are both outstanding, back to normality again now but already looking forward to our next cruise ."

In one snap the pair posed up a storm for a selfie by the ship's swimming pool.

He then told one fan: "We loved it."

The actor recently celebrated his 40th birthday by signing another 12-month contract to stay in the soap.

The star has racked up close to 21 years playing Kirk and an ITV source told The Sun that he doesn't plan on moving on soon.

Andy also shared snaps of the food the couple enjoyed onboard

An insider told the publication : "Andy just loves Corrie. It is in his blood and he never wants to go anywhere else.

“Lots of other actors get itchy feet and want to go on to do other stuff and some think they want to star in 'higher quality' telly.

“But for Andrew, there is no higher-quality telly. It’s the nation’s favourite soap – a national institution that’s been on the box for 60 years, so why would he want to go anywhere else?

Adam posing with his daughter and wife who are laid on sun loungers

Andy and Nichola also took time out to pose on one of the upper floors of the ship

"He told the execs he’d sign for life if they’d let him!”

It's not the first time Andy has kicked back and relaxed on a cruise on the coast of the UK.

Last May, he and Nichola and two of their pals boarded a luxury boat as part of an upmarket four-day cruise trip around the UK's south coast.

"Just thought I'd show you where we are today," the star said on his Instagram Stories as he filmed the coast they were sailing past.

He then panned the camera to his wife and two pals, who were soaking up the sun on loungers.

"Let me just show you the yacht club," he went on as he walked through the lush restaurant with a fancy buffet.