Over and out for Our Girl Michelle

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

MICHELLE Kee­gan has quit Our Girl af­ter four years play­ing army medic Georgie Lane.

The Stockport-born ac­tress has called an end to her time on the BBC drama to make way for new act­ing jobs, but it’s not the end just yet.

There’s still an up­com­ing se­ries set to air later this year show­ing Michelle’s fi­nal take as the main char­ac­ter, which she de­scribed as a ‘life-chang­ing role’.

BBC bosses are now re­port­edly look­ing for a lead­ing lady to re­place the former Coro­na­tion Street star.

Michelle said: “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.”

She added: “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.”

The 32-year-old ac­tress has spent months away from her home in Es­sex with hus­band Mark Wright when film­ing for the se­ries.

Michelle spent sev­eral months a year film­ing in lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing South Africa, Nepal and Malaysia.

Mark, also 32, last year moved back from Los An­ge­les where he was film­ing on US TV.

Michelle and hus­band Mark Wright

Michelle Kee­gan as Georgie Lane in Our Girl

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