Elle Mulvaney has passed her driving test.

Elle Mulvaney

Elle Mulvaney

The 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays Amy Barlow on the ITV soap - is delighted after she earned her licence, and is particularly pleased because she can now go through a McDonald's drive-thru.

She wrote on Twitter: "I passed my driving test the other day & finally got to go through the mcdonalds drive thru (sic)"

Elle was inundated with congratulatory messages after she passed her test, and thanked fans for their well wishes.

She wrote: "Thanks for all the lovely comments about me passing my test"

Elle's success comes just two months after the cobbles star admitted she was hoping to receive a Mini Cooper car for Christmas.

Speaking in December, she said: "I'm learning to drive so I'm hoping I'll be on the road [for Christmas].

"I've always wanted a Mini. That is the dream."

While the 17-year-old actress and her family tend to go out or on holiday for Christmas, last year they stayed at home and her mum was going to "brave it" in the kitchen.

She added: "My mum is doing Christmas dinner. Normally we go on holiday, or go to a restaurant, as I don't think anyone really wants the stress of cooking 100 Yorkshire puddings.

"But this year she is braving it."

Elle also enjoys spending time with her on-screen mother and father Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow) and Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald), and admitted they both make her laugh a lot.

She joked: "Well, honestly, it's like working with people my age sometimes.

"They're both so funny."