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Michelle Keegan to leave TV's Our Girl

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Story by Jack Foley

MICHELLE Keegan has announced she is leaving BBC drama Our Girl after four years of playing army medic Georgie Lane.

In a statement, the actress said: “I’ve had the most incredible four years on the show. Playing Georgie has been a life changing role for me. I’ve loved every second… so it was a very hard decision to make not to return.”

But she added: “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 BBC has not confirmed whether the show will continue or who might replace Keegan if it does.

The actress will be seen in the forthcoming fourth series, which is due to begin later this year.

She replaced EastEnders actress Lacey Turner, who starred in the first series, in 2014.

Keegan, who found fame as Tina in Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014, has also appeared as Bobby Moore’s wife Tina in ITV biopic Tina and Bobby.