Michelle Keegan lands exciting new television role

There's no stopping Michelle Keegan! Since leaving Coronation Street two years ago, the actress has appeared in critically acclaimed dramas Ordinary Lies and Our Girl – and now she's landed her most exciting role yet.

The 29-year-old will star alongside Lorne MacFayden in Tina & Bobby, an ITV adaption of Tina Moore's memoir about life with footballing legend Bobby Moore. The three-part drama will document their relationship, from humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of superstardom.


Tina and Bobby Moore's relationship is to be dramatised for ITV

Michelle will portray Tina in the new programme, with Lorne starring as former England captain Bobby. Emmerdale star Patsy Kensit has also been cast as Tina's mother, and ITV hope the series will give fans a new insight into Bobby's life.

Kieran Roberts, executive producer for ITV studios, said: "Most people will know the story of Bobby Moore's achievements as captain of club and country – the only Englishman to ever lift the football World Cup.

Michelle Keegan knows exactly how it feels to be part of a power couple

"Far fewer will know the story of his life with Tina – a love story every bit as dramatic and epic as Bobby's exploits on the pitch. We are delighted to be dramatising Tina and Bobby's amazing story for ITV and, in Michelle and Lorne, we think we have the perfect casting of the 'golden' couple and we are thrilled."

Michelle knows exactly what it's like to be part of one of the nation's favourite couples, thanks to her relationship with husband Mark Wright and, with filming set to start in her native Manchester later this year, we think she'll slot right into the role!

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