Georgia May Foote has shared her two-year battle with skin condition Vitiligo (Picture: Getty)

Ex-Coronation Street actress and Strictly Come Dancing star Georgia May Foote has revealed her two year battle with Vitiligo, a long-term condition caused by lack of melanin where pale white patches develop on the skin.

The 31-year-old, who played Katy Armstrong on the ITV soap, shared snaps of the condition on Instagram, admitting that although there is ‘no cure’, she has ‘found the beauty in it.’

Georgia began: ‘Two years ago I noticed two little white patches on my skin that appeared to mirror both sides of my body,’ before going on to explain that she saw a specialist after various antibiotic treatments ‘didn’t clear it up.’

‘Two years on and a final diagnosis from a dermatologist I now know I have something else. Vitiligo.’

‘As you can see the pigment on my skin has disappeared. The reason for this happening is still unknown although there are a few factors they think cause it,’ she continued.

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‘The saddest part? There is no cure.’

Georgia went on to show how the condition had affected parts of her body, saying: ‘There are new spots turning up all the time.’

Georgia played the role of Katy from 2010-2015 (Picture: James Veysey/REX)

She added: ‘I try not to let it affect my mind. But it does get me down at times to know I will have this for life.

‘I just wanted to raise awareness and speak out about it. If I can make anyone else feel more comfortable about it I will. It will also help me more than you can imagine.’

Before going on to respond to questions from her followers, Georgia added: ‘I’m still me. I just have funky skin now.’

Georgia said: ‘This is me and I can’t change it’ as she took to Instagram to share her two-year battle with Vitiligo (Picture: Instagram)

‘Social media makes you feel imperfect far too much. But this is me and I can’t change it. And I hope people who meet people with Vitiligo understand how it can make you feel. And find the beauty in it.’

Georgia played the role of Katy from 2010-2015, before Katy and son Joseph left Weatherfield for a new life with mum Linda, in Portugal.

However, Joseph returned to the cobbles to live with dad Chesney (Sam Aston) after Katy tragically died in a car accident.

Katy’s sister is Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston), who has a child with Gary Windass (Mikey North).

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Georgia was partnered with Giovanni Pernice in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She was runner up and lost out to the Glitterball trophy as Jay McGuinness was crowned winner.

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