MICHELLE Keegan has more than proved there is life after Weatherfield, as her acting career has soared since leaving the cobbled streets of Coronation Street.
The actress is currently starring in new Sky One’s comedy Brassic, which involves some pretty steamy scenes. But who is she and how did she win? Here’s what we know…
Is Michelle Keegan starring in Brassic?
Michelle, who was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester on June 3, 1987, is appearing in the new series.
The comedy has already received rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
Brassic follows a group of broke northerners who commit a series of daft crimes in order to get their hands on some fast cash.
The show is not without some racy scenes involving our girl Michelle.
In one of the most recent episodes, the actress stars in a very X-rated scene where she has unprotected sex in a portaloo.
Why did Michelle Keegan quit Coronation Street?
The actress is the the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother.
Michelle attended Manchester’s School of Acting before taking on part-time jobs, including being a check-in agent at Manchester Airport and a sales assistant in Selfridges.
She found fame in 2008 when she landed the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street.
Michelle left the soap in 2014 when a dramatic story-line saw her being killed off after being pushed off a balcony.
She has received wide popularity because of her looks, earning herself FHM Sexiest Woman in The World in 2015.
The TV star also won the gong for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards six years in a row during her time in Corrie.
Mark Wright’s wife said she quit the show to pursue other role and told The Mirror: “If I didn’t leave when I did, I never would have left because it was so comfortable.”
When is Michelle Keegan’s Our Girl coming back?
BBC One bosses are yet to reveal a release date for Our Girl series four.
However, it has been reported the six new episodes will air at some point in 2020.
Michelle will reprise her role as Sergeant Georgie Lane but some key characters will not appear in season four.
Filming for the new series concluded at the end of July 2019, with Keegan celebrating the milestone with a boomerang on Instagram and praising the hard-working cast and crew.
How long has Michelle Keegan been married to Mark Wright?
Michelle and Towie’s Mark Wright have been married since May 2015, which makes it four years since they tied the knot.
Mark has officially returned to the UK to live full-time with his wife after working for US TV show Extra, which he hosted Stateside.
The presenter told The Sun’s Dan Wootton: “I’m no longer living in LA. I was there for nearly two years and had the most amazing time.
“It just feels like the right time to come back to the UK and live here with my wife and family.
“I’ll always be grateful to the show Extra for the amazing opportunity they gave me.”
Last year the actress slammed claims that her marriage was on the rocks on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where she told Nick Grimshaw she’s growing tired of denying she’s headed for a divorce.
She said: “It’s so annoying and the thing is I don’t even read it anymore.
“There’s only so many times you can say it’s not true.”
Michelle also ruled out a permanent move to America, saying she is too much of a “home bird”.
Who else has Michelle Keegan dated?
The former Coronation Street star has dated a string of famous men.
Before wedding Mark Wright she was engaged to The Wanted’s Max George from 2011 to 2012.
Michelle has also been in a elationships with Brad Howard, a British model, who she dated between 2008 – 2010.
From 2006 and 2008 she dated Anthony Quinla, who stars in Emmerdale and dated Strictly’s Dianne Boswell until 2018.
What other shows has Michelle Keegan been in?
Since quitting Coronation Stret, Michelle’s career has gone from strength to strength.
After leaving soapland she played Queen Elizabeth I in Drunk History.
In 2015 she also landed a part in BBC drama series Ordinary Lies with Jason Manford and then joined the cast of Plebs.
The star then went on to wow audiences in 2016 in Our Girl.
In 2017 Michelle continued to impress by playing Tina Dean in the ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on her relationship with West Ham and England footballer, Bobby Moore.
On March 13, 2019 Michelle took part in Celebrity Bake Off.
The actress won over the notoriously hard to please Bake Off judges and took away the Star Baker trophy in the Stand Up To Cancer special – despite claiming she had NEVER baked before.
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In an exclusive interview Michelle told The Sun: “Honestly, I don’t bake.
“I cook at home, I love cooking. I love being in the kitchen. It’s my meditation. Baking is completely different.
“It’s only when I was on the show that I realised how difficult baking is. You have to be so precise.”
She is currently appearing in Sky One’s comedy series, Brassic, also starring Joseph Gilgun and Ryan Sampson.