Michelle Keegan explains social media sabbatical with husband Mark Wright

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Michelle Keegan has revealed that cutting down on social media posts with husband Mark Wright has allowed them to 'take back control'.

The actress, who plays Georgie Lane on BBC One military drama Our Girl, recently opened up about how pulling out of the public eye has helped strengthen their relationship.

The confession comes after Michelle posted her first snap of the couple together in two years on Instagram in March.

“I know there’s interest but I just thought: ‘I’m not feeding it any more,'” she told the Sun.

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"And by stopping that, we’ve taken back control. Massively. It was relentless every week – especially because we lived away from each other [when Mark was working in LA].

"We get that we’re in the public eye and have a public relationship, but we’re normal people at the end of the day, and we don’t need to give all of ourselves up.

"I feel like we’ve regained control and now we don’t read anything in the news anyway. If someone asks if I’ve seen a story, I literally haven’t. A few years ago I would have read it and it would have really upset me and panicked me a bit. Now, honestly, I don’t care."

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In the same interview, Michelle - who started filming the new series of Our Girl earlier this month - also slammed claims made by Mark that she "cried" when he revealed he would be quitting his Hollywood presenting job and returning to the UK.

She added: "He said I cried! I didn’t cry! Pfft. I think he just wanted people to think that. But don’t get me wrong, I’m really, really happy.

"Having him home… It’s nice just doing normal things: going to the deli for breakfast, getting a takeaway on a Saturday night, planning what Netflix series we’re going to watch, travelling back and forth between Manchester and Essex to see our families, and having that flexibility."

Our Girl airs on BBC One and can be found on the BBC iPlayer.

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