‘Coronation Street’ star joins BBC One’s ‘Our Girl’ for second season

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BBC One has ordered a new season of army drama Our Girl.

However, former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan will replace Lacey Turner in the lead role.

> Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon.

Starring Turner as medic Molly Dawes alongside Ben Aldridge and Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon, the first season concluded last October on BBC One.

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Michelle Keegan will play a new character (medic Corporal Georgie Lane) in Season 2, which will be set in a Kenyan refugee camp.

She commented: “I’ve watched Our Girl and I’m a massive fan of the series so I can’t wait to be a part of it. It’s going to be a big but exciting challenge for me so I can’t wait to get started.”

The 28-year-old actress is best known for her role as Tina McIntyre in Corrie.

A BBC spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “It won’t be an easy posting as [Georgie] has to earn the love and trust of her fellow soldiers, and the greater respect of her commanding officer, while working alongside aid workers in the world’s biggest refugee camp.”

> Buy 2013’s feature-length Our Girl special on DVD on Amazon.

Season 2 is expected to air on BBC One in late 2016.

It has not yet been confirmed if Ben Aldridge or any other original cast members will return.

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