UNCANNY! Michelle Keegan has a twin… and she’s an actress too*

She's been voted the world's sexiest woman no fewer than five times, but it seems that Michelle Keegan's beauty is not quite as unique as we thought.

Indeed, her doppleganger has now been unearthed: and seriously, it's CRAZY how similar the duo are.

Rather appropriately, Michelle's long-lost twin is also an actress – albeit one who's based in Hollywood and who is currently promoting a major big-screen project.

Emmanuelle Chriqui, 37, stars in the hit new Entourage movie. She's also appeared opposite Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess With The Zohan, as well as on television shows including The OC, The Mentallist, and – of course – the Entourage series itself, in which she plays Sloan.

Yesterday, Laura Holland of Dublin radio station 98FM was in London to interview both Emmanuelle and her co-star Kevin Connolly – better know to Entourage fans as Eric 'E' Murphy.

During the interview, Laura took the opportunity to highlight Ms Chriqui's similarity to Michelle Keegan, whipping out an image of the Manchester actress for an on-the-spot comparision.

And Emmanuelle's reaction is priceless! Bringing her left hand to her mouth as she gasped in shock, she also grabbed Kevin's arm. Mr Connolly was impressed too, saying: "If you showed that to me, I would go 'yeah that's her'."

A video clip which captured the moment has now received considerable traction, with both respective thespians tweeting their amusement.

In fact, 28-year-old Michelle, who has made no secret of her aspirations to crack the US movie industry, even offered to play Emmanuelle's sister, should the position arise.

She played Tina McIntyre on Coronation Street until last year, but shortly before her wedding to Mark Wright, Ms Keegan revealed to Closer magazine: "If the opportunity came up then of course I would like to go to Hollywood.

"I have never filmed in LA, so who knows – maybe in the future.

"If Mark didn't have work in the UK then he'd probably come with me, he supports whatever I do."