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Georgia May Foote: My home was haunted

Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has opened up about her childhood experiences with ghosts.

Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote's childhood home is so "riddled" with ghosts she won't sleep alone there.

The 24-year-old star left her role as Katy Armstrong in the soap earlier in 2015 and can now be seen showing off her fancy footwork on Strictly Come Dancing. While her family are all hugely supportive of her career, it's not enough to convince Georgia to spend time in her family home unless she really has to.

"I know a lot of people don’t believe in this but my mum and dad’s house, which they’ve had from when I was a kid, is absolutely riddled with ghosts," she told Britain's The Sun newspaper.

“Everybody has had an experience in the back bedroom, which used to be my room. At the age of three every child has screamed and said there’s an old lady trying to bite their toes... I’m 24 and I still won’t sleep there on my own.”

The spooky goings on had such a profound impact on Georgia's sister she still won't sleep with her feet poking out from her bed, just in case she feels a presence having a nibble. Other weird happenings include doors banging closed for no reason and a generally unpleasant sense that someone else is in the property.

The star spoke about her experiences ahead of Strictly Come Dancing this weekend (31Oct-1Nov15), which has a Halloween theme. While she hasn't given much away about what she and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice have in store, she was happy to explain what's inspired her ghoulish performance.

"I remember Mum and Dad being in bed and they said they heard this massive bang," she recalled. “When they went into the bathroom all the shampoo bottles were in the bath. At that time they were digging up the back garden to build on it... My mum thought they disturbed something as lots of other things happened, such as the beds moving."

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