Michelle Keegan, who won hearts playing barmaid Tina McIntyre on Corrie until her character met an untimely death earlier this year, has landed an exciting new role.
The actress has been cast in a new BBC drama series called Ordinary Lies; Michelle will be starring as Tracey in the six-part series. Tracey is a receptionist in the showroom of a car firm in the North of England. However, Tracey dreams of a life of luxury and pleasure and aspires to be a WAG.
Ordinary Lives is co-created by Shameless director Danny Brocklehurst and as well as featuring Michelle, the new show will star Max Beesley, Mackenzie Crook, Rebecca Callard and former EastEnders actress Jo Joyner. Joining them is anther ex-Street face, Sally Lindsay.
The BBC has released a synopsis of the programme that reads: “Set in a car showroom, Ordinary Lies focuses on a group of compelling characters all dealing with every day dilemmas and what happens when the lies people tell to keep their heads above water spin out of control with sometimes tragic, sometimes funny consequences.”
Charlotte Moore, BBC One’s Controller, added: “Set in the colourful and competitive world of car sales, Ordinary Lies is full of surprising twists and turns, a roller coaster of a ride for our audience.”
Filming will start in November and might mean that Michelle will be back up in Manchester even though she has recently settled in Essex with her fiancé Mark Wright the former TOWIE star.