Jacqueline Jossa 'in talks' to replace Michelle Keegan in BBC1's Our Girl
Jacqueline Jossa is reportedly in advance talks to replace Michelle Keegan in BBC1's Our Girl.
The 27-year-old, who played Lauren Branning on EastEnders, is said to be "in a good position to bag the role" if a new series of Our Girl goes ahead.
She would be the third soap star to lead the series, following Keegan and EastEnders' Lacey Turner.
“Jacqueline is keen to replace Michelle on Our Girl and has been encouraged to go for it by her former colleague and pal Lacey," a source told The Sun.
“And bosses at the Beeb want a mainstream signing and feel the Queen Of The Jungle fits the bill perfectly. The series hasn’t yet been greenlit, nor any contracts signed, but she’s in a good position to bag it if it all goes ahead.”
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Earlier this month, Keegan revealed that she had left the BBC1 drama after four years. Her final season as British Army medic Georgie Lane will air this year.
“I’ve had the most incredible four years on the show and I want to thank the BBC for giving me such an amazing opportunity," the actress told The Sun at the time.
“Playing Georgie has been a life changing role for me. I’ve loved every second of the adventure so it was a very hard decision to make not to return. I feel it is the right time to explore other exciting opportunities but I’m so happy to be part of the new series coming soon so it’s not the end just yet.”