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Corrie's Keegan salutes new TV role

Published 21/06/2015

Michelle Keegan has landed a role in the new series of army drama Our Girl
Michelle Keegan has landed a role in the new series of army drama Our Girl

Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan is following in the footsteps of fellow soap star Lacey Turner and leading the cast in a new series of army drama Our Girl.

The actress, who recently married reality TV star Mark Wright, will play medic Corporal Georgie Lane in the drama set in a Kenyan refugee camp.

She said: "I've watched Our Girl and I'm a massive fan of the series so I can't wait to be a part of it. It's going to be a big but exciting challenge for me so I can't wait to get started."

The new series follows the original one-off drama, which starred EastEnder Turner as young recruit Molly Dawes in Afghanistan, and subsequent series all created by Tony Grounds.

She said: "I had an amazing time making Our Girl and taking Molly on her journey. Unfortunately I won't be able to take her through this series as I'm currently busy working on EastEnders, but I know that Tony will write a fantastic series full of action and drama with great characters. I hope everyone enjoys making the second series as much as we did the first."

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