Michelle Keegan on Our Girl role: "I want to put on a bit of bulk"

Published Thursday, Jan 21 2016, 15:26 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Michelle Keegan is gearing up for her leading role in Our Girl by doing some training and putting on "a bit of bulk".

The former Coronation Street actress will soon be heading to South Africa to begin filming for the brand new series, and she's been doing a lot of preparation.

Michelle Keegan shows of make-up look at NTAs in London, 21st January 2016

© Getty Images / David M. Benett

Speaking at the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena, Michelle told Reveal: "I've met lots of female medics and heard their stories. I'm obviously doing a bit of training myself in the gym and trying to get fit. You'd think I have to diet, but if anything I want to put on a bit of bulk, so I'm eating quite a lot at the minute."

In Our Girl, Michelle will play Corporal Georgie Lane in a new five-part series which will follow the British Army on a posting in contemporary Kenya.

Michelle continued: "I've known about it for so long. I just can't wait to get started now."

Despite going away for filming, her husband Mark Wright isn't planning on being too far away. He told us: "Of course, as long as I can. I'm busy myself so I'll have to go out and come back. It's a massive role for her."

Michelle Keegan,Mark Wright at the National Television Awards (NTA) held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals.
20 January 2016.

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Michelle and Mark.

While we'll have to wait a little while to see Michelle on our TV screens, we recently saw her in a completely different role as she took to the stage for Lip Sync Battle UK alongside Jason Manford.

Michelle added: "I felt like a popstar. I can't sing so that show's perfect for me. It was all in jest and I want to say the best man won!"

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