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Michelle Keegan Has Quit BBC Drama 'Our Girl' After Four Years

Michelle Keegan Has Quit BBC Drama 'Our Girl' After Four Years

Michelle Keegan has decided to quit Our Girl after four years playing British Army medic Georgie Lane.

The ex-Coronation Street star joined the cast back in 2016, but is now leaving to pursue new acting jobs - and no doubt spend more time with husband Mark Wright.

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In an emotional statement, Michelle, 32, told The Sun: "I've had the most incredible four years on the show and I want to thank the BBC for giving me such an amazing opportunity.

"Playing Georgie has been a life changing role for me. I've loved every second of the adventure so it was a very hard decision to make not to return.

"I feel it is the right time to explore other exciting opportunities but I'm so happy to be part of the new series coming soon so it's not the end just yet."

Michelle will star in one last season of the show later this year (Credit: BBC)
Michelle will star in one last season of the show later this year (Credit: BBC)
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The TV show saw Michelle filming for months at a time in locations all over the world from Africa to Malaysia, whilst Mark Wright lived in Los Angeles whilst he worked in the US as a presenter.

And now Mark, 32, has returned to the UK it must seem the perfect time to stop working abroad so frequently too.

He told You magazine back in 2018 he and Michelle were going to "try not to spend more than three weeks apart," and revealed the longest they'd gone was six weeks.

But it is not the end for Lance Corporal Georgie played by Michelle just yet, as there is still a series to air later this year featuring the actress as Georgie.

Michelle took on the lead role after Lacey Turner who played Molly in the series left back in 2014 in order to return to her role as Stacey Slater in Eastenders .

Michelle Keegan is planning on spending more time with husband Mark Wright (Credit: PA)
Michelle Keegan is planning on spending more time with husband Mark Wright (Credit: PA)

As to who will take over the baton for forthcoming series is yet unknown.

The BBC is reportedly still looking for a replacement to star in Our Girl.

But in terms of Michelle, she's no doubt got plenty lined up. She recently shot a second series of Brassic - a comedic series on Sky1 and she looks set to continue her clothing deal with Very, alongside spending more time with hubby Mark at their home in Essex.

We're sure the offers will come flooding in.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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