Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) takes over from Lacey Turner (EastEnders) in the new series of Our Girl, but she isn’t playing the same character.
When Lacey Turner left EastEnders in 2010 she played the lead in a number of dramas, but it was playing Molly Dawes in Our Girl which really struck a chord with viewers and critics alike.
Initially a one-off drama, the success of that hour led to a full series with Lacey Turner once again at the helm. But then she went back to EastEnders and had to choose between sticking with the soap or returning to Our Girl and she chose Albert Square over Afghanistan.
That didn’t mean the end of Our Girl though as creator Tony Grounds came up with a story which this time featured the British Army on a posting in contemporary Kenya. Two Section are back but have a new female medic at their centre; Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, played by Michelle Keegan.
She is a brilliant and committed soldier who loves the adrenaline and adventure of her job and during the series will have to earn the love and trust of her fellow soldiers, and the greater respect of her commanding officer. All this whilst working alongside aid workers in the biggest refugee camp in the world.