What?! It looks like Michelle Keegan is going to war!

And yes, this IS Michelle Keegan and NOT her Hollywood doppelgänger that we are talking about.   

The 28-year-old newlywed has just landed the role of Georgia Lane in BBC1’s drama, Our Girl. Michelle’s new lead role as Georgia will see her playing a female army medic in Kenya.

That is certainly a long way from the Rovers Return Inn!

The show is going into its second season, and Michelle is taking over the role from actress Lacey Turner. 

A spokesperson for BBC told the Sunday People that, “It won’t be an easy posting as she has to earn the love and trust of her fellow soldiers, and the greater respect of her commanding officer, while working alongside aid workers in the world’s biggest refugee camp.”

BBC execs were reportedly very impressed with Ms Keegan’s acting skills on Ordinary Lies, where she played a drug mule.

A source from BBC explained their casting choice, saying that the former Corrie star is “talented and hugely popular.”

It’s a good thing that Michelle and new hubby Mark Wright enjoyed their honeymoon because it looks like she is in for some seriously hard work!