Michelle Keegan will be back as Sergeant Georgie Lane in series four of the BBC’s military drama Our Girl, she’s confirmed.
The 31-year-old former Coronation Street star will be making six new episodes later this year.
“Being in Our Girl has been one of the highlights of my career so far,” she said.
“I feel very lucky to be part of the show and I’m really excited that it’s coming back. The audience response has been so positive and I think Georgie is a character who resonates with viewers.
“I absolutely love playing the role. Be prepared for another incredible series – Georgie’s still got unfinished business.”
Keegan took over from EastEnders actress Lacey Turner as the show’s lead following the first series, playing army medic Georgie.
And though she promised herself that she would not be returning to frontline combat after losing her love interest Elvis to a Taliban assault in series three, followed by hairy deployments in Nigeria and Bangladesh, it looks like she may be returning to Afghanistan after all.
Show creator Tony Grounds said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Michelle Keegan will be reprising her role as Georgie Lane for another tour of Our Girl.
“2 Section are deployed to Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission to develop the military capability of the Afghanistan government’s armed forces.
“But with the Taliban controlling large swathes of the country and Georgie Lane’s haunting memories of Elvis lost last time she was in the country, this mission was never going to be easy.”
The show’s four month shoot will star in South Africa in April.