11 August 2020

Our Girl cancelled after Michelle Keegan’s exit at end of fourth season

Our Girl will not be returning to screens for a fifth season after Michelle Keegan left at the end of last season. 

Keegan, 33, who played Georgie Lane in the military drama series, left the show and the creative team are not willing to find a new lead. 

“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," Our Girl creator and writer Tony Grounds told the Radio Times.

He added: “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.”

The BBC One series was launched in 2013 and originally starred EastEnders actress Lacey Turner as the lead, but from series two onwards she was replaced with Keegan.

Piers Wenger, the controller of BBC Drama, added: “We are very proud of Our Girl and would like to thank Tony Grounds, Michelle Keegan and the fantastic cast and crew for all their hard work on the show.”

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