Our Girl is axed after talks for Jacqueline Jossa to replace Michelle Keegan are shelved
The BBC have called it quits.
It was expected that the popular BBC show starring Michelle Keegan as Sgt.Geordie Lane would be returning for a fifth series, but not as we knew it. Talks were in place for former Eastenders actress, Jacqueline Jossa, to take over in the lead role. Despite this, insiders close to the show revealed that when talks with the 27-year-old stalled the decision was made by bosses to cancel the hit TV show.
Fans of the show will be disappointed as the latest series, in particular, has been met with widespread acclaim. Michelle herself spoke about how important the show was to her in an Instagram post back in April.
"Our Girl wasn’t just an acting job for me, it was special, the experience helped me grow not just as an actor but as a person. I was able to travel the world with friends I met along the way and experience things I could only of dreamt of growing up."
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Speaking about the working relationship with Michelle, Our Girl creator Tony Grounds told the The Radio Times this week that they're keen to continue to work together and it may be a case of catching up with the character in the future:
"With the finale of series four showing Georgie ready to move on with her life, it feels like the right time for us to do the same. Michelle and I are keen to continue our working relationship and, who knows, maybe we'll catch up with Georgie in the future. I wanted to say a big thank you to the fans of the show, it's been a joy to write."