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Michelle Keegan struggles to watch kissing scenes back

Michelle Keegan finds it "frustrating" that people are constantly speculating about her and Mark Wright's marriage, insisting the couple are "happy".

Michelle Keegan finds it "awkward" watching back scenes where she's kissing another man.

The 29-year-old actress is married to former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. While she has starred in various projects over the years, her next role sees her appearing in drama Our Girl, in which she has to passionately kiss former Skins star Luke Pasqualino.

Shooting the scenes is just part of the job, but Michelle admits seeing the footage is somewhat embarrassing - for her more than Mark.

“He has seen the first episode of Our Girl already. But I’ve been with Mark for four years now, so he’s seen me kiss a lot of men on screen,” she told Britain's Daily Star newspaper.

"He knows it’s a job and that it’s in the script... It is a little bit awkward for me watching that scene back."

Mark and Michelle married in May 2015, but have hit headlines due to rumours of problems in their relationship on numerous occasions since.

However, Michelle insists the speculation is entirely false, and Mark is always an incredibly supportive husband when she takes on a role such as Our Girl, which required her to shoot in South Africa.

"I find it frustrating people are constantly speculating about my marriage. I think we should celebrate the fact that, alright, yeah, I did get ­married, but I can work as well," she said. "Mark came out to South Africa when he could, we’d talk all the time on the phone and on FaceTime. We’re happy."

"But we don’t need to tell the world the ins and outs of what we were doing while I was away. Because we didn’t, there was a backlash. It’s something I’ll have to deal with. I hope it’ll die down."

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