Michelle Keegan invites us to join in the fun of her hen party in Dubai

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Bride-to-be Michelle Keegan chose to wear the same full-length white dress for her pre-wedding celebrations in Dubai that she wore on the night Mark Wright asked her to marry him.

"I knew I wanted to wear the dress again when we headed out to the desert as it has special memories for me," the 27-year-old actress tells HELLO! as she looks like the Queen of the Desert in an exclusive new photoshoot for the magazine.

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Michelle Keegan celebrated her hen party in sunny Dubai



"I did go back to the exact same spot on the beach with some of the girls. I did a re-run of what happened and I showed them where Mark was when he proposed to me. It was nice for them to see it," she tells HELLO! remembering the moment in September 2013 when Mark took her for a walk on the Dubai beach at sunset and then, after pretending he wanted to take a photo of her walking ahead, dropped to one knee before she turned back round.

There's only a few weeks until the Ordinary Lies and former Coronation Street star marries TV presenter and Heart FM radio host Mark in this year's most hotly anticipated wedding. But if the bride-to-be is feeling any nerves, she's not showing them.

"I feel quite calm about it all," she says."I think because it's coming round so quickly now, there's no time to panic."

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Michelle was joined by 29 'hens' – including her mum Jackie Thornton, former Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent and Mark's sister Jessica and his mum Carol – for the celebrations, hosted by the world famous Grosvenor House Dubai, and included a sunset feast at the hotel's sister resort the Al Maha, nestled in Dubai's magical sand dunes.

But she says Mark's stag do could be even bigger: "I think he's taking out even more friends and family than me!"

Location: Grosvenor House Dubai Visit grosvenorhouse-dubai.com and al-maha.com

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