Who will replace Michelle Keegan in BBC's Our Girl?

LACEY Turner held the lead role of Our Girl when the show first aired, until Michelle Keegan took over in 2014.

But Michelle announced she would be leaving the BBC drama after season four, leaving fans wondering who will replace her.

Who is replacing Michelle Keegan in Our Girl?

BBC bosses are currently looking for a new lead.

This, of course, isn't the first time they've had to look for a new actress.

Our Girl starred Lacey Turner when it first began back in 2014 before Michelle took over.

Now, fans are hoping the EastEnders star will make her return and in 2019, Lacey hinted that she may one day come back to reprise her character Molly Dawes.

"Well… you can never say never, I think. You just never know, " she told OK!. "I mean I’d love to see Molly Dawes again, but who knows!"

However, The Sun Online has revealed it might be a different Eastenders star taking on the role.

Queen of the Jungle Jacqueline Jossa, who played Lauren Branning in the soap, is apparently in advanced talks for the role after ex-Corrie star Michelle decided to quit.

A TV source said: “Jacque­line is keen to replace Michelle on Our Girl and has been encouraged to go for it by her former colleague and pal Lacey.

“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.”

Another girl in the running for the lead role is former Coronation Street star, Lucy Fallon.

Speaking about her once co-star and pal, Michelle told the Daily Star: "any Corrie girl would be a good choice, they're strong girls."

Lucy left Corrie in March this year, leading to speculation about what she'd be doing next.

Why has Michelle Keegan quit Our Girl?

The former Coronation Street star has decided to leave the show to spend more time in the UK with her husband Mark Wright.

While playing Georgie, the show's hectic filming schedule meant Michelle was often abroad, filming on location in places like South Africa, Nepal and Malaysia for months at a time.

"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," she told The Sun.

"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."

Michelle's decision comes as her husband Mark also decided to move back home to the UK after spending time in the States working on US television show Extra.

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