Michelle Keegan shares ‘the struggle’ of her 5.30am start as Our Girl series five filming gets underway… as she is joined by a host of fellow former soap stars in exciting new line-up
She won huge praise for her role as Georgie Lane in hit BBC drama Our Girl.
So Michelle Keegan fans will no doubt be delighted to discover she is returning to set once more, as she revealed she is ‘overjoyed’ to kick off filming her role yet begrudged the early start as the army medic in the fifth season of the show.
Having found fame on Coronation Street in 2007, the 31-year-old will be in good company as the new line-up coming to the screen included a host of stars, including a trio of former soap stars, from shows including EastEnders and Hollyoaks.
They’re back! Michelle Keegan fans will no doubt be delighted to discover she is returning to screens once more, as she revealed she is ‘overjoyed’ to kick off filming her role as the army medic in the fifth season of the show
Earlier this week, Michelle was spotted on set in South Africa as filming gets underway after she was confirmed to be returning for another series in July last year.
Viewers watched as 2 Section attempted to desperately flee from an armed cartel and were forced to leap over a cliff into the unknown at the end of season four.
The episode also saw the medic finally succumb to her feelings for Captain Charles Jame (Ben Aldridge) after it was revealed his marriage to Molly Dawes is over.
Now back on to screens with a bang, Michelle said of her return: ‘It is such a joy to reprise the role of Georgie Lane and this season we return to Afghanistan where the British Army retains a presence training Afghan National Army personnel…
Tired? Taking to Instagram on Wednesday morning, she shared a selfie from behind-the-scenes as she revealed it was 5.30am when she started her day
Way back when: Following in Michelle’s former soap star footsteps are Nico Mirallegro, who famously played Barry ‘Newt’ Newton in Hollyoaks (pictured in the role in 2007)
Changing days: He has scooped the role in Our Girl after leaving EastEnders 14 years ago (pictured left, in 2004, right, in April)
‘With some of the most incredible and explosive scripts I’ve ever read, this 6 part story will rip the heart out of our loyal fan base and new viewers alike’.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday morning, she shared a selfie from behind-the-scenes as she revealed it was 5.30am when she started her day.
Following in Michelle’s former soap star footsteps is Nico Mirallegro, who famously played Newt in Hollyoaks, while ex-EastEnders stars Amy-Leigh Hickman, who played Linzi Bragg, and Nabil Elouahabi, who starred as Tariq Larousi.
Adding to the excitement of the new series is writer and creator, Tony Grounds, who said of the series: ‘Fantastic to be with 2 Section once again as they head back to Afghanistan to assist with the training and mentoring of the Afghan National Army…
That was then… EastEnders star Amy-Leigh Hickman, who played Star “Linzi” Bragg from 2016 to 2017, has also joined the show
Back to work: Michelle has been spotted on set in South Africa as filming gets underway
Dramatic: The show, in which Michelle plays army medic Georgie Lane, was confirmed to be returning for another series in July last year after a dramatic season finale
‘Into our platoon we have enlisted some of the most talented young actors of the next generation. Michelle Keegan’s Sergeant Georgie Lane is an inspiration to all and it is a delight and honour to work with such a troupe.’
Meanwhile, Executive Producer for BBC One Mona Qureshi, said: ‘Our Girl continues to grip BBC One audiences and we are thrilled to have Michelle Keegan and a troop of new and familiar faces back for the fourth series…
‘Tony Grounds’ incredible scripts bring perspective to real events happening in the world in an entertaining and engaging way’.
Relax: Michelle was also spotted relaxing off set in ripped denim shorts and a black blazer as she enjoyed her time in the sun in an Instagram snap posted by Sean