Now that's more like it! Michelle Keegan finally strips to her bikini as she sets sail with fiancé Max George

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By Lucy Buckland

Showing what she's got: Until now, Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan has kept covered up while on holiday in Barbados with her fiance, The Wanted's Max George

Until now, she has kept covered up as she joined her fiance on the beach.

But Michelle Keegan gave holidaymakers a New Year's Day treat as she stripped off to her bikini, revealing her incredible toned body.

The Coronation Street actress and her boyfriend Max George spent the first day of 2012 with his band mates from the Wanted, taking a sailing trip around Barbados.

The group were in the Carribbean to play a private New year's Eve concert with Rihanna at the plush Sandy Lane resort where Simon Cowell is staying.

Michelle, 24, boarded the boat in a cute floral white and pink dress, clinched at the waist with an elastic band, and a pair of black flip flops.

Max, 23, couldn't keep his eyes off his stunning fiancee as they walked up the beach.

What are you worried about? Michelle has previously said she doesn't feel confident about her body, despite being voted the sexiest woman in soap

A little help please: The 24-year-old is helped back onto the catamaran after going snorkeling in the tropical water

Like a gentleman, he carried her bag.

Bizarrely, Michelle was then seen donning a pair of long denim overalls, before the heat eventually got to her and she peeled off her clothes to reveal a cute swimsuit.

The two-piece featured a black and white striped halterneck top and black bottoms.
The couple lazed on the yacht, taking in the stunning views.

What a waist: The actress showed off her taut stomach during the sail with the rest of The Wanted and some of their girlfriends

It's getting hot in here! Michelle puts her hand up to shield her eyes from the sun as she lazes on the boat

Michelle, who plays Tina in Corrie, exposed her flat stomach, and long bronzed legs, while Max revealed his buff chest, wearing just a pair of red swimming trunks.

She looked relaxed with a makeup-free face and had her brunette locks tied up in a loose bun.

The couple were joined by Tom Parker and his girlfriend Kelsey Harwick, and Siva Kaneswaran and his girlfriend Nareesha.

Time to get up! The star pulls herself up to sit side-by-side with her hunky fiance

Chilling out: The couple may have been nursing hangovers after Max sang at the exclusive Sandy Lane Resort on New Year's Eve

Party starboard!The Wanted and their WAGS relax onboard a boat they hired for the day

The look of love: Max can't take his eyes off Michelle on the beach as they head towards the boat

Their fellow bandmates Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes were also there but had not brought along any lady friends.

Before The Wanted took to the stage the night before, the jokey five said they wanted to party with Barbados native Rihanna.

'She is a messy character so hopefully we will get her involved in our parties,' Max told The Sun.

All aboard! Michelle gets ready to climb onboard a boat in her floral dress, but the 24-year-old actress made sure she was prepared to go for a dip by donning a bikini underneath

Lovely legs: Max George can't keep his eyes off his leggy fiance

Happy couple: The Wanted's Max George and Michelle Keegan spent their first Christmas together this year

Jay McGuiness said: 'What I predict is that we turn up at a club she is in and try to pester her, say we are The Wanted then are swiftly escorted away from her table by 20 guards.'

In preparation for their exclusive concert The Wanted have been keeping a hectic schedule of sunbathing, sailing and tweeting.

Jay McGuiness shared a hilarious picture of Siva Kaneswaran with oodles of sunscreen on his face.

Find your sea legs! Michelle Keegan gets ready to hit the sea as Siva Kaneswaran's girlfriend Nareesha watches her walk the gangplank

What for me! Max climbs aboard after seeing Michelle get on the boat safely

He wrote: 'So @SivaTheWanted has his WAR-PAINT on!! ("War-paint" is a small reference to our current song, "Warzone")'

And Siva posted a photo of him rubbing what looked like Aloe Vera cream on his band mate's chest.

Simon Cowell and his ex Sinitta are staying at the resort and other celebrities spotted in Barbados include Myleene Klass, former wag Lizzie Cundy, TopShop heiress Chloe Green, TV presenter Emma Forbes and singer Andrea Corr.

Aren't you hot? Bizarrely, Michelle changed into a pair over long overalls on the boat, before the heat got the better of her

Sailaway: The couple with Max' band mate Tom Parker's girlfriend Kelsey Harwick, Siva Kaneswaran and his girlfriend Nareesha