Our Girl axed by BBC just months after Michelle Keegan decided to quit hit show

Our Girl creator and writer Tony Grounds has confirmed that the BBC series will not return for a fifth series or with a new lead actress.

Former Coronation Street babe Michelle Keegan left her role of Sergeant Georgie Lane after the fourth series, which aired earlier this year.

She had taken over the lead role from EastEnders star Lacey Turner, who played Private Molly Dawes in its 2013 pilot and first series in 2014.

Tony Grounds told Radio Times: "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."

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."

Meanwhile, Controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger said: "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."

Mark Wright's wife Michelle played Georgie Lane between series two, which launched in 2016, and its final fourth series.

Speaking this year about leaving her role, Michelle admitted it was a "really really difficult decision" and that it "didn't come lightly".

She said: "I just felt like I wanted to explore other opportunities.

"I've been doing it for four years now and I absolutely love the show, I really do and I love playing the character. I'm so going to miss it."

In the show's finale, which aired on April 28, Our Girls watched as Georgie finally came to peace with the loss of her fiancé Elvis, who was played by Skins hunk Luke Pasqualino.

Georgie caught up with the man who was responsible for his death but showed him mercy rather killing him.

Since leaving Corrie, Michelle has proved her acting chops in a number of other shows including Sky series Brassic and biographical show Tiny and Bobby.

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